Description of proposed partnership

Our specific objective is to look at how we can improve our lifestyles.

We will share experiences within the partner countries about our different activities, cultures and localities.

The children will cooperate and exchange ideas to achieve these aims and they will be encouraged to have ownership of the project.

We will be developing an understanding of what a Healthy Lifestyle is and identifying good practices in each of the countries.

We will explore outdoor activities in each country, which enhance a Healthy Lifestyle.

The use of I.C.T. will be a key communication tool in the project.

Our end products will be:-

·       a joint project website, to facilitate working for all partner schools

·       a recipe book with recipes for Healthy Eating called “Healthy Eating in Europe”.

·       a D.V.D. including power point presentations from each school depicting activities around the project.·       a guide from each school to show the variety of activities, within their locality, which can promote a Healthy Lifestyle.

To raise the awareness of the possibility of a better quality of life through lifelong learning, with particular reference to:-

·       developing an understanding of what a Healthy Lifestyle is;

·       to be aware of  what it means to be a Healthy European by identifying good practices in each of the countries;

·       exploring and comparing our European environments which will enable us to support initiatives for encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle;

·       exploring outdoor activities in each country which enhance a Healthy Lifestyle and become aware of geographical, historical and cultural differences and similarities which affect our life choices;

·       promoting the use of I.C.T. as a tool to enhance all participants communication skills;

·       encouraging the children to have ownership of the project;

·       developing of the possibilities of  comprehension, appreciation and learning of European languages;

·       developing cultural exchanges as well as personal correspondence between children of different countries who attend schools in widely varied localities in Europe;

·       ensuring the inclusion of children with special educational needs in all of the projects activities;

·       ensuring that gifted and talented children are encouraged to extend the project to include their own particular talents;

·       providing opportunities for all children, regardless of economic status, within the project, to develop a familiarity with, or communicate with their peers in Europe.

By accomplishing the aims of the project all participants and interested parties, irrespective of gender, religion, special needs etc. will have a greater understanding of:-

·       what it means to be a member of the European community;

·       the differences and similarities between European partners;

·       what it means to have an appreciation and respect of the participating countries cultural heritage;

·       what it means to have greater confidence in the ability to visit partner countries, knowing that they have developed an empathy and friendship through this project;

·       what it means to have the rudiments of communicating in other languages and appreciating the value this gives to the citizens of that country;

·       what it means to be a Healthy European, who takes responsibility for Healthy life choices;

·       what it means to be aware that effective communication can establish friendships across international boundaries, different cultures and languages, but with the sense that we are all Europeans;

We will evaluate the progress of the Partnership and its impact on the participating pupils and teachers, the participating institutions and, where relevant, on the local community by:-

·       Improved pupil learning in specific areas through the project, e.g. children showing an improvement in the ability to use I.C.T. independently, and a greater awareness of how to have a healthy lifestyle. Experience of joint working on a trans-national basis via the project website. We will evaluate the progress and impact through pupil tracking and observations.

·       Observation of children’s behaviour and attitudes throughout the project e.g. are children showing an interest in developing their knowledge of European languages?

·       Before and after questionnaire to show preconceptions, stereotypes etc. and at the end how their attitudes have changed, e.g. are there noticeable change in pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the partner countries?

·       Video/audio/written diaries where the children are encouraged to express their feelings about aspects of the project, e.g. have the children maintained interest and enthusiasm in communicating with the other schools?

·       Monitor work/activities by children with S.E.N.

·       Monitor work samples from individual pupils, e.g. Gifted and Talented projects.

We will disseminate the work of the project through:-

·       the intranet faclity provided by European Schoolnet –, linked to the individual schools’ websites. This will be the main vehicle for the dissemination of the activities and end products.

·       an end of year report evaluating the project which will be distributed to all partners with a calendar for the second year.

·       reports from staff visiting the partner schools.

·       after mobility visits each school will have a “Comenius Day”, celebrating the country which has just been visited.

·       video-conferencing between partner schools

·       regularly updated displays in partner schools.

·       sending information to the appropriate school authorities, e.g. the Local Authority will receive regular reports

·       publicising the project through media such as the local press, radio, website, bulletins, letters to parents.

·       The Comenius project will be fully integrated into the curriculum and will particularly relate to the curriculum areas specified in this form.

·       The activities will arise from participating schools.

·       Finding out about how each school promotes a healthy lifestyle and how they use their outdoor environment.

·       Developing and exchanging ideas of how we can improve our lifestyle to make it healthier.  This will take place at the mobility meetings as well as exchanges through emails, video conferencing and post.

·       Developing ideas of how we can use our outdoor environment. (as above)

·       Developing language skills through the children’s communications, e.g. letters, cards, emails, website, video conferencing activities.

·       Introducing different language vocabulary at the earliest possible age in our schools,

·       Learn from our partners how we use our free time and exchange ideas through DVD presentations, etc.

·       Exchanging photos, letters, emails, C.D.s, cards, seasonal greetings, D.V.D.s, work from the children, e.g. art and craft.

·       The use of the intranet faclity provided by European Schoolnet – and the  project website will be used to show work from the schools.

·       Class mind mapping activity at the beginning, middle and end of project to show the pupils development of their knowledge and understanding of the partner countries.

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