The Water and Fire project is a joint effort of two secondary schools, one in Iceland and the other in Hungary. Its aim is to bring together students from different parts of Europe and form lasting relationships between students, teachers and institutions. This will be achieved through studying and exchanging ideas on geothermal energy and its uses.
The schools participating in this project are Framhaldsskólinn í Austur-Skaftafellssýslu (FAS) in Iceland and Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium in Hungary. The project started in January 2005 and is a part of the eTwinning program which the European Commission is establishing this year.
FAS is located in a small coastal village, Höfn í Hornafirði. The village is in South-East Iceland not far away from the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. There are about 100 students in the school.
The Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium is located in a town named Zalaegerszeg in western Hungary, close to the Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. There are about 800 students in the school.
This eTwinning project will last from January to May 2005. In booth schools there is a team of 10 students. First they will exchange information about themselves, their schools and their countries. Later on they will also carry out a research project on geothermal energy and its uses.
The students will publish their work on this web as the work progresses.