Overview of all Partner Schools
Our school is located in Turin, in northwestern Italy, near the Swiss and French borders. Turin, known for FIAT - today's FIAT-Chrysler, hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. Turin is the city of Piedmontese Baroque, the city flourished during the Kingdom of Savoy, whose royal dynasty united Italy in 1861 and made Turin the first capital of Italy. With a student body of 1450 between 14 and 18 years, as well as 100 teachers, our Lyceum divides into the main areas of science, modern languages and social sciences. Approximately 20% of the students have a migrant background and come from more than eight different nations. Our focus on inclusion and integration has led many families of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations of immigrants to send their children to our school in Turin. During the past 30 years, the city has suffered a severe industrial crisis, today it is a cultural city with important museums, university students and higher education. Currently, the aviation and aerospace industry in Turin is associated with the adventure of the Mars mission, a high level of mechanization with unfortunately few employees. Not all families of our students can afford to travel, which is why international projects are very important to us. In the coming year we expect an increasing number of registrations - as a result of many activities, among which v.a. International Erasmus + projects. Since the mid-1990s we have participated in international projects such as student exchanges, Comenius and now Erasmus + projects, usually multilaterally. Our teachers are firmly linked to European priorities such as language communication and inclusion. In addition, we organize various projects that deal with the topics: Nature Park, dealing with resources. Collaboration with the College of Film gives us the opportunity to create educational films, especially for individual learning. The activities of our high school are ever more attentive to sustainability We are developing projects related to sustainable energy in the use of technologies for production and the development of technologies for the solution of local problems, to activities linked to the development of learning about European citizenship. Global warming, climate change, biotechnologies. We are aware that the future is related to the abilities to learn the way to solve complex problems. Moreover sustainability means not to waste territory, keep safe natural resources and agriculture productions, to organize, SE, ecosystem services, Our school education development in teaching is focused in these directions. Students are trained by expert with many project we applied and won, in sciences overall.
Our school is situated in south-east of Poland. The building is quite new. Forty qualified teachers work there. Apart from Polish, history, art, IT, geography, biology, chemistry, maths, physics, RE, PE, we teach English and German as foreign languages on three levels – nursery, children of 1-3 classes and students of 4-8 classes. The school aim is to give students an opportunity to gain knowledge, support their interests and build up their self- confidence. The building is well-equipped with interactive boards, chemistry, biology, IT labs, new gym and a sports field. Students participate in extracurricular and multicultural activities such as music, drama, language, dance and sports clubs. Rozwienica is situated in Jarosław County which deals with the problem of air pollution- smog. Therefore, we hope that thanks to our involvement in the project and activities we will change the way of thinking among our students, parents, local community and they will pay more attention to respect the norms regulating the quality of heating systems and fuel materials. We also hope our engagement in pro-ecological matter will broaden our students’ knowledge concerning the dangers such as: excessive consumption, mindless use of non-degradable bags or waste of food. What is more, among the reasons to join the project is the willingness to improve English, learn more about other countries’ culture and tradition, evolve the mindset of tolerance and friendship. Projects are the best way to expand students’ personality as well as kindness, willingness of exploring, interests. The future of Europe strongly depends upon the awareness and responsibility of its citizens. Young people, gaining knowledge and skills, respecting ethical/ ecological values, will be the ones to make up the decisions serving the community’s welfare and establishing the shape of Europe in the future. Our aim is to educate our students, build up their cultural values, improve their knowledge based on ethics and science in order to form better Europe without prejudices or social and state divisions. By participating in Erasmus projects our pupils hope to broaden the knowledge concerning other nations, their cultures and traditions. Moreover, it will be a great opportunity for them to exchange their experiences with other European citizens and help them to build up their values. The project team consists of teachers of science and language and the teachers already experienced in conducting Comenius and Erasmus projects. The experience our teachers have already gained from collaborating with different schools from different countries. We are eager to share our knowledge and handy hints as far as project’s aspects are concerned.
Escola Secundária Augusto Gomes is a public school located in the north of Portugal, in Oporto Metropolitan Area. The school is located in a privileged area of the city center of Matosinhos. We offer compulsory education (middle and high school) and we have students from 12 to 18 years old during the day and adult schooling in the evening. We are an inclusive school, so we also have some students with special needs. We have a total of 1400 students, 150 high qualified and experienced teachers, and 44 cleaning and administrative staff. The areas of studies that the school offers are: Scientific-Technological; Economics; Arts and Humanistic. We also offer vocational education, in the areas of Tourism, Commerce and Digital Technologies. Our educational project has the following mission: the promotion of a school culture based on humanistic values: valuing human dignity; fostering the integral formation of students, promoting their critical and self-reflexive thinking, developing their creativity and commitment, sensitizing students to active citizenship as well as to environmental sustainability. The core of our educational project is based on the skills of the 21st century. Our institution intends to develop in the students the critical capacity, to think critically and to be able to formulate pertinent questions; the ability to collaborate, develop collaborative work and integrate teams; the ability to communicate, oral and written, coupled with the ability to listen the different opinions of others; the ability to solve problems, proposing strategies and problem solving scenarios that point to creative and entrepreneurial solutions. However beyond these capacities that mobilize knowledge, we also intend to develop emotional competences, empathy, perseverance, determination, self-discipline, social and intercultural awareness and commitment to the democratic values. This project will contribute to increase the sense of understanding the European dimension. Promoting the communication by practicing their English skills and inclusion through cooperation and working with students from the other countries and cultures. We are a member of the international program “Eco-Schools” of the FEE. It provides a framework for learning and action around nine topics: biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water. It follows a very simple seven-step process to support schools on their way to achieve a Green Flag Award. For the reasons stated, we are very interested in being able to participate in a new Erasmus + Project about this topic is also very important because it is directly related to the curricula of different school subjects. In our school, we have a team of teachers with experience in projects funded by the European Union and ready to participate in all stages of this project - planning, development, dissemination, evaluation and cooperation with partner countries.
The Inda-Gymnasium is a secondary school with about 1300 pupils (aged 10-18 years). It lies in the south of Aachen near a picturesque small village. Geographically Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany and is situated on the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 60 km west of Cologne and 120 km east of Brussels (European Parliament). Our students come from different social and academic backgrounds and the majority of the families live in their own family home. We have some students with Turkish, Russian,
Afghan, Pakistani or Polish background, who speak fluent German and are integrated into school life. The entire school is accessible for disabled people, as there are ramps and elevators for handicapped students. The Inda-Gymnasium attaches great importance to the education of its pupils, to become responsible people who are willing to act independently and respect the culture and diversity of all. The students work as educated mediators who bring conflicting parties together among the students to reach an agreement. In addition, our school has its own first aiders. It is part of our Curriculum that students participate in a professional practical training. Since 2010 we are recognised as an interested UNESCO school and the Inda-Gymnasium was awarded the titles "School of the Future" and "Agenda 21 School" in 2008 for its social and ecological commitment. We are part of the "School against Racism" network. The Inda-Gymansium has been an environmental school since 2000. In view of our previous Comenius project and other topics such as languages, natural sciences and social sciences, interdisciplinary is always of great importance. The department of R.E. supports a school in the south of Sudan and a water project in Noriokotome. We have long-term partnerships with a school in the Netherlands (Raalte). We have a project group on fair trade and we are on the verge of becoming Fair Trade School. Our Department of Natural Sciences offers also offers a variety of activities, clubs and competitions. As part of the project, the Inda-Gymnasium with the Couven-Gymnasium, Aachen cooperate and form a network. The Couven-Gymnasium has no Erasmus experience so far. We will be taking into account the school profiles and complement each other. The idea was born on the background that new partner schools are coached in the project. We had the idea to support a local school. From our point of view, this contributes to quality assurance and the longer-term dissemination and exploitation of project results.