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Knowing that from 2005 until 2014 the focus for the United Nations is Education for Sustainable Development, we are willing to integrate its principles and ideas into our day-by-day school education. Concentrating on marine issues, we will take advantage of the fact that each partner country has access to a different sea. It will let us explore and compare environmental problems that our seas face throughout Europe. The students will be able to do their own research, learn about the environmental history of the coastal areas, draw conclusions and plan actions that will lead our communities towards a sustainable future.
The children will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the many ways the sea can be used in an environmentally friendly manner for sport and leisure activities and the production of food. This in turn will benefit our children by preparing them to lead healthy lifestyles in the future.
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- To collaborate with teachers from different countries in a European context.
- To integrate subjects using innovative strategies through ICT, Music, Art and Drama.
- To create awareness and increase motivation in the use of foreign languages in the content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
- To provide our students with a range of transversal key competencies in order to raise our awareness of the European Community and global issues.
- To promote ownership, involvement and responsibility within a project.

- To give children the opportunity to develop a variety of skills and strategies for life long learning.
- To be aware of global environmental issues and take responsibility realising that together we can do it better.
- To allow and promote mobility of educational staff to ensure communication and co-operation within the partnership for the purpose of experiencing the diversity of the educational systems.
- We have an agreed timescale for all activities which involve al partnerships. The activities chosen reflect the common curriculum of the partnership schools using a cross curricular approach.


Work Programme

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Activity/mobility description
Destination country (for mobility only)
Which partners involved
09/09

Prepare Blog to allow dialogue between teachers in order to exchange pedagogy and evaluations of project.

Italy
09/09
Dictionary – Prepare simple translations of common phrases and greetings.

ALL
09/09
Logo competition – to design common logo for project. Each partner to stage competition– 3 best entries to be taken to next meeting in May to choose overall winner.

ALL
10/09
‘What makes us interesting to others?’ prepare presentations to introduce ourselves and our schools

ALL
11/09
Project Meeting deliver presentations and plan Art Exhibit. Evaluate presentations. Visit to Scottish seaside organised and post photos on Blog
Scotland
ALL
01/10
Website – create project website with links from individual school websites. Include each countries presentation. Feedback through web space.

ALL
02/10
Art Exhibits prepared and sent to Ravenna from each partner country

ALL
03/10
Project Meeting and Art Exhibition in Ravenna. Photograph pieces of art to have published in 2011 calendar. Visit Italian Seaside and post photos on Blog.
Italy
ALL
04/10
Evaluate success of art exhibition through questionnaire and observation of art work.


05/10
Project visit to check web spaces and prepare video interview. See the Sea in Spain, visit beach.
Spain
ALL
06/10
Reports from year 1 posted on website/Blog

ALL
09/10
Organise and prepare calendar. Send relevant art work.

Spain
10/10
Filming and editing of a DVD showing children visiting the sea. The DVD will be prepared and produced by the children and show them explaining animal life found at seaside etc


11/10
Project Meeting and Film Festival to celebrate the similarities and differences of our seas.
Poland
ALL
12/10
Show films and evaluate content and impact on children.

ALL
01/11
Music of the Sea CD – Each country produces a CD with traditional songs of the sea which will be exchanged and learned by partners

ALL
02/11
Project Meeting for musical concert to celebrate traditional ‘Sea’ songs from all the countries
Italy
ALL
03/11
Each partner school is to prepare a book of traditional legends, poems or stories about the Sea all written by the children. ‘Living books’ are published on websites so every child can enjoy all partner countries stories.

ALL
05/11
Project Meeting book fair where stories and legends are read from each country’s book. See the Sea in Greece, visit the seaside
Greece
ALL
04/11
Evaluation of stories using formative assessment strategies.

ALL
04/11
Each country holds a water sports event and publishes photos or video clips on website and write blog entry to share experiences

ALL
06/11
Project Meeting Celebration of our successes- evaluation of project and final report
Scotland
ALL