The “Erasmus Team” is proud to announce that we are officially working with the Escola Nova Povill school in Spain. The aim of this project is to develop language skills and instill in our students the confidence and competence to express themselves as well verbally as they do in reading and writing in the target language. This 24 month project sees the opportunities and benefits of co-learning across borders, and will also provide opportunities for teachers of both countries to learn good teaching practices through collegial learning. The project primarily revolves around the year 8 students now, who in year 9 will visit Spain to gain experience and become more competent and confident verbally in Spanish. Secondarily, the project concerns the year 6 students who will also be participating in local activities (such as presentations, videos, traditions, etc) since they will be the next round of students this project will affect when they become Year 8 students themselves. This project is a whole school project that will be embedded into different subjects, year groups and activities.
So what have we started so far!?
The Year 6 students have initiated the project with the help of Ms. Kanus by starting an “email-exchange” with the Year 6 students from Escola Nova Povill. Throughout the year they will continue to get to know the traditions, culture and customs of the students in our partner school, whilst practicing English and Spanish.
In Spanish, with the help of Ms. Giordanino and Ms. Sanchez, the year 8 students are writing letters and presenting who they are to the Year 8 students in our partner school.
We have also sent three of our teachers to Spain (Ms. Abrahamson, Ms. Ferguson and Ms. Maia), where they spent 5 days doing workshops and working with students at Escola Nova Povill to gain skills which can be shared with our teachers here in Sweden.
We are excited to begin the project! Let us know if you have any questions or if you are eager to get involved.
The “Erasmus Team”