Have you realised our mayor is holding a packet of chewing gum?
Would you like to know why?
By mere chance, one of the Greek teachers Ms Anna Persidou had one and gave it to our mayor.
Our mayor visited this Greek island and
Read the importance of this in the following article :

Chios mastic (Mastiha de Chios), whose  label of Protected Designation of Origin comes  from 1997. It is a natural aromatic resin, in the shape of a tear, that comes from a tree originating from this Aegean island belonging to the family of  pistachia. 
The mastic tree grows only in 21 villages in the south of the island of Chios and it  is totally related to the  wheather condition.

This island has an excellent warm and dry climate. Chios is the only place in the world where the trunk and the branches of the mastija  throw tears. The mastija drops after the incisions made in the trunk of the tree. A viscous  transparent liquid appears in its secretion  At first, the taste is bitter but, quickly, it acquires a unique aroma.
The product, once solidified, is collected and cleaned, giving us the Chitos mastic in its natural form

Its production requires a long and hard work throughout the year. The first reference to the mastija comes to us from the historian Herodoto  from  V a.C  who said that n Classical Greece it was used as a natural tooth whitening, that is, it was the only chewing gum of the Ancient Greeks.

Since ancient times, doctors, such as Hippocrates, GalinĂ³s or Dioskuridis, had discovered their therapeutic virtues.
The mastija is good for digestion, it helps oral hygiene, kills germs, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and makes cholesterol dissapear.

The cultivation of the mastija, due to the special knowledge it requires, has been included among the candidatures which will be evaluated by Unesco to be inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible cultural heritage  of humanity


C3 short joint staff training meeting

Fifth day
17th May 2019

In the morning we have been training about how to organise the open days and the possible activities we could organise in the students´mobilities.
We have also examinated the two platforms of the project, mobility tool and the platform of results .

Then the Greek students have said farewell to Elexalde teachers and Management team.
It has been a vey fruitful training meeting which will enrich the project.


 C3 Short Joint staff training meeting

Fourth day 16th May 2019

Today training has been about dissemination. The project has to be disseminated at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the project launch.
We have started with dissemination in the media, and continued with the dissemination in the comunity. We have been disscussing different ideas about it .

Then the mayor of Galdakao has welcome the Greek team. The Greek teachers have introduced themselves and have been talking about the common things between both countries.
The coordinator of the project Mrs Gemma Gutierrez has explained the project in detail and he has shown a big interested in it.

You can find the new about the meeting in this URL .

Greek teachers have also met the Music teacher Ms Mertxe Candina to congratulate her on the job she has done. The creation of the song of the project and the dances students are learning.