Fuelling the Future

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Fuelling the Future
Fuelling the Future
Earth, Air, Fire & Water
Erasmus+ KA2 Project
2014 - 2017
Newsletter 1: March 2015
Welcome to Our First Erasmus+
Project Newsletter!
The seven partner schools taking
part in this exciting Erasmus+ Project
would like to take this opportunity to
tell you a little about ourselves and
introduce the aims of the project to all
of our school communities.
This Erasmus+ Project has been
planned since April 2014 when the
original partner schools agreed to
continue working together after our
successful Comenius Project, paid
for with EU money.
The original partners SS John &
Monica’s (UK), St Mary’s (UK), Calos
(Menorca) and Edvardslundsskolan
(Sweden) invited some new partners
to join the group. The new schools
are Ozel Diyarbakir Doga Koleji
(Turkey), Zakladni Skola Ostrožská
Nova Ves (Czech Republic) and
Mustafa Keskin Ilkokulu (Turkey).
The EU has awarded each school in
the project with a grant to help them
Our Project Logo
Competition
In preparation for the first Project Visit,
each partner school held a competition
to design a logo that we would be able
to use to represent the aims of the project. The Project Coordinators from
each school brought the best designs
from their schools to be judged during
the Coordinators first Meeting. The
quality of the work produced by the
pupils from all schools was excellent.
develop children and teacher
understanding of renewable
energy. Our Project is called
“Fuelling the Future: Earth, Air,
Fire & Water” and over the next
three years all of the schools
involved will do work in their
schools using science, technology,
art, design, environmental studies
and language development to teach
children and teachers about this.
As part of the Project, children and
teachers will travel between the 7
schools. When we are not travelling
we will Skype and communicate in
other ways to keep the project alive.
We’ve already made very productive
start on our Project work and we look
forward to sharing this with you all
through these letters, our Project
Website and our Twitter Account.
Pauline David: Project Coordinator
SS John & Monica’s Catholic School
It took us a long time but we chose
our 3 favourite logos. In third place
was a computer generated design
from Mustafa Keskin Ilkokulu in
Western Turkey. In second place
came a very artistic representation
from Zakladni Skola Ostrožská Nova
Ves. The winning design was
selected from St Mary’s Catholic
School in the UK. The chosen design
had all of the necessary elements to
represent the themes of our project.
The 3 best designs will win a prize in
their schools and the winner will be
used on our project materials.
Meet the staff who attended the
first Project Visit to Zakladni Skola
Ostrožská Nova Ves
Some Interesting Facts about
the Czech Republic…
- John Amos Comenius came from
the Czech Republic
- It has borders with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland
- Dumplings are a traditional food
- Prague Castle is the largest Ancient
Castle in the world
- They have been brewing beer since
1118 AD
- The currency is called Koruna
Zakladni
Skola
Winner
St Mary’s
Overall
Winner
Our Week in Zakladni Skola,
Ostrožská Nova Ves
From 9th—13th February 2015 Zakladni Skola
hosted teachers from the 6 other schools in the
project and some pupils from Ozel Diyarbakir
Doga Koleji. The Coordinator, Adela Botkova
planned a week of exciting activities for us all so
that we could experience what life is like at a
school in the Czech Republic and so that we
could develop our knowledge about renewable
energy. We were welcomed to school with salt
and bread, a traditional symbol of hospitality in
the Czech Republic.
Our week began with a
wonderful assembly and
an opportunity to meet
the pupils and teachers
from Zakladni Skola. The
Head Teacher, Mayor &
Deputy Mayor welcomed
us. We were entertained
with traditional music
from this part of the
country.
During the week the
visiting teachers
planned and taught
lessons with the Czech children. The
lessons were inspired by the
renewable energy aspects of the
project. The children learned songs,
made models of wind turbines,
learned new words in Turkish,
Swedish and Spanish. This gave the
visiting teachers a chance to share
their teaching skill with their Czech
colleagues and experience teaching
children of a different culture. The
teachers really enjoyed this activity.
We also enjoyed trying the Czech
school lunches!
Each school then gave a short
presentation to the Czech
children to teach them about
our countries and our schools.
We toured the school looking
at classes..
The weather was quite
cold while we are there with lots
of snow. Adela arranged a visit for
us to the hydroelectric power
station Dlouhé Stráně so that we
could learn about Czech
methods for creating
sustainable energy.
The power station was
located near the Polish
border and we
saw the
wonderful
Czech
countryside on
our trip.
We visited the Veronica
Ecological Institute in Hostětín
(http://www.veronica.cz) where
we were able to find out about
projects to support climate
protection & renewable energy.
We had a very exciting visit to the
capital city of Prague. It took 4 hours
to get there! We started the day at the
Prague Museum of Waterworks to
learn about the water system in the
country. The building also provides
the reserve water for the city in case
of an emergency. It was quite a climb
to the roof but the views were
amazing!
We have had a fantastic week at Zakladni Skola. Our
Czech friends have provided us with an understanding of
renewable energy and we are all looking forward to
sharing work before our next visit to Menorca in May 2015.
Thank you to Adela and the staff
and pupils of Zakladni Skola