Comenius: Is the grass greener on the other side?
After an exciting preparatory meeting in Turkey (attended by Mrs Trigg and Mrs Tudge) funding was secured for our school to participate in a Comenius project. This project will last for two years, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. The theme is sustainable development and recycling with the title "Is the grass greener on the other side?"
The participating countries are England, Finland, Belgium and Turkey (click the flags to visit their web sites).
The main goals of the project are:
- Increased cooperation between schools and improving the quality of modern foreign language learning
- ICT-based, lifelong learning, the development of innovative content, services, methods and practices
- Improving the quality of teacher education and promoting the European dimension
- Pedagogical approaches, school management and development
In October we held a competition to design a Comenius logo. The task was to incorporate not only the countries involved but also to show the main aim of our project - sustainable development and recycling of waste.
Classes submitted their entries and the overall winner was chosen by the School and Eco Council reps.
Well done to Maddie in Year 4 with her winning design.
However, you were all winners – the designs were truly amazing!
Now each of the 4 countries had their own winning logo. Mrs Tudge and Mrs Long attended the first meeting of the Comenius partnership in Belgium and it was decided that we would take something from each of the winning logos to create the final international Comenius logo; a big thanks to Mr Morris for making this possible!
Some classes made recycled Christmas and New Year Cards which were sent to Finland, Belgium and Turkey and we received cards from our partner countries too.
Year 5 made some delicious Turkish delight, here are some pictures of their finished results.
This is our Comenius board in the main corridor and our Comenius corner in the Library, check out both for more information about our partner countries.