Comenius Project. YOUTH ADVERTISES FOR EUROPE Jugend wirbt für Europa I GIOVANI FANNO PUBBLICITA‘ ALL‘EUROPA 2008 – 2010. SUMMARY.
Jugend wirbt für Europa
I GIOVANI FANNO PUBBLICITA‘ ALL‘EUROPA
2008 – 2010
Germany – November 2008
After an introduction of each participating country, groups of students are formed in order to analyze the role of advertisements in daily life
Each group prepared 10 criteria for evaluating advertisements.
The best 15 criteria were selected and a questionnaire for assessing individual
advertisements was designed (fully agree – mostly agree - partly agree- don't agree)
The questionnaire was tested
The work of the first project week was evaluated and suggestions were made for the next meeting in Greece.
project task for the meeting in Greece:Pupils assess one international advertisement (Coca Cola) and one advertisement typical of their own country.
furthermore they analyse results and present them as a diagram.
Besides the work on the project, we visited:
the Bundestag and Berlin.
The local newspaper “ Mitteldeutsche Zeitung”.
The historical centre of Halle.
The “Media Centre” of Halle University.
33 GYMNASIO of ATHENS
Each participating country presented the spot examined in their own schools, explained the reason of their choice, as well as the results of the analysis, elaborated by excel.
The different advertisements chosen by each school were again examined and discussed by all the participants.
each group chose the most important criterion out of a 15-level scale, arguments for the choice were presented
A new 7-level assessment scale was formed, which included the following criteria:
the criteria were to be used in Slovenia.
project task for the meeting in Slovenia:
find two Internet links, where EU advertisementsattract European youth.
During our stay in Athens we visited:
The Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Licavetto hill, the Parliament, the districts of Plaka , Monastiraki and Gazi, the National Archaeological Museum.
Two trips to Sounion and Delphi were made.
Gimnazija Plecnika Ljubijana
The internet links (advertisements), chosen by the students of the different nations, were shown to find ideas that could be used to produce a new spot.
Mixed groups were formed and three internet spots were chosen among all the spots shown.
The students in groups discussed the advantages/benefits that EU offers young people (education, student exchange, rights).
The groups then decided which advantage/benefit could bepromoted.“Youth and education in Europe”was chosen.
In Ljubijana we visited the Parliament the EU building and the Town Hall where we met the Mayor. We also visited Skocjanske caves and the town of Pirano.
SECONDARY SCHOOL n°3
“J. H . MALECKICH”
Mixed groups were formed and a questionnaire was given with the aim of discovering the skill of each student. The results of the questionnaire lead to the formation of 4 groups which had to work, with different tasks , in the second project meeting.
Three spots were shown as examples.
In groups, the students discovered the advantages of the education system in Europe and wrote them on a poster.
An expert gave some advice on how to produce every kind of advertisement:
1) Enjoy yourself and have a plan
2) Know the target audience
3) Know what you need and what you can offer
4) Decide which means you want to use in order to pass on a message.
Helped by one expert per group, each group produced a spot entitled “ Youth and education in Europe”.
Four spots were produced: one for the television, one for the radio, one for internet and a cartoon.
At the end of the work every group presented its product and gave the following information
1) The target audience
2) The equipment
3) The music
In Poland we visited
Elk and the old Water Tower
Varsavia and its Castle and the studios of the national TV
The studios of the local radio:RADIO 5 During the visit one of the German teachers was interviewed
The national park of Masuri lakes with kayaking on the river Krutynia
The Town Hallwhere we met the Mayor
Kauno Stasio LozoraičioVidurinė Mokykla
A report on “Presentation and evaluation of the project work” was presented.
A lecture entitled “How to make a good advertisement” was given by a professor of Kaunas University
Four multicultural groups were formed with different tasks:
production of: TV spot, radio spot, a cartoon spot and musical spot.
All the products were shown to the partecipants. All the results were valuable and their messages were clear and effective.
At the end, the musical team and all those present sang “We are the world” in the music lab.
In addition to the project work during our stay we visited:
The town of Kaunas
The SPA center of Druskininkai
The town of Vilnius
As a short summary of what we have done so far we can state that:
In the first two meetings we analyzed the commercial advertisements in order to understand the criteria to be followed when producing a good commercial.
In the fourth and fifth meetings we experimented the creation of different kinds of spots as a training aimed to help the achievement of our individual spot.
In the third meeting we decided what to advertise, that is: “Youth and education in Europe”
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI ISTRUZIONE DI BARGA
In Italy students worked on to make clear all the details how to organize the contest which will take place in Finland.
The students formed four groups, who discussed these topics and wrote the results on the posters.
The panels give 1-5 points to each criteria:
1)the advert catches the eye,
2) the slogan is catchy and sounds good, 3)the advert is easily memorised,
4) the advert is creative and innovative,
5) the mesage is clear and
6) the music is good.
The points in criterion 3 and 5 are doubled.
The teacher’s panel chooses the best idea, the best slogan and the best music, and the both panels together choose the three best adverts.
In addition the students made suggestions about what kind of prices the winners shoud get and what kind of program there could be in the price giving ceremony.
During the hard project work we visited Pisa,
At the beginning of the last meeting a Power Point presentation about the project so far was shown. The coordinators discussed the contest and made quite a few changes to the arrangements which had been decided in Italy. All the participants had finished the work with their adverts, and the results were shown in raffled order to the audience and the panels of jury. All schools could show excellent results of two years hard work, and the adverts were really good.
Most of the adverts were videos, one was a web site and one a Power Point presentation.The decision of the panels:
The winners got rewards and every participating school got a diploma.
During the last meeting there were also excursions to the town of Kuopio ...