We can do it together

About us

The aim of the project is to enable pupils from partner schools to help colleagues from their own schools that are either at risk of school failure or have special educational needs to improve their grades and personal development.

 

We are six European schools cooperating within Erasmus+ project. The aim of the project is to enable pupils from partner schools to help colleagues from their own schools that are either at risk of school failure or have special educational needs to improve their grades and personal development.

 

In each school there are students that have good results and students with bad results. The bad results are due to different reasons: students’ lack of interests, teachers’ uninspired lessons, students coming from social disadvantaged areas or from migrants’ families, students who have special needs.

 

Teachers as individuals and schools as institutions try to help those students to improve their grades and reduce school failure and early school leaving.  From discussions with teachers and students, we realized that children feel more comfortable to be helped by other children.

 

Groups of  talented students with good grades (who are participating in this Erasmus+ project) together with their teachers have identified a number of pupils that need help in order to improve their grades and pass National evaluation.  If in one class there has one student who needs help, his or her colleagues has  helped with homework, has given advice, stayed together in class at different lessons and  has worked together in different projects. Each student that needs help has spent  additional hours of after-school help (e.g.  At least 3 hours a week preparing for school and 2 hours a week for extracurricular activities).

  • To improve the pupils’ sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • To improve the pupils’ knowledge of foreign languages
  • To improve the pupils’ digital competencies
  • To increase pupils’ active participation in social life
  • To increase pupils’ motivation for daily school and after-school activities
  • To show final products done in class by students
  • To learn cultural aspects from other countries

Main Activities:

Sept 2015 – Setting up Erasmus Corners in each partner school.

Oct 2015 – Presentation on different types of learning difficulties and ways to deal with them. A course “Use of e-Twinning, Twin Space and other educational platforms at school” / transnational meeting held in Romania.

Feb 2016 – Short –term exchange of groups of pupils held in Greece / a course “Modern tools and methodology in teaching mathematics, science and technology “ – Teachers  visit in Greece.

Apr 2016 – Short –term exchange of groups of pupils held in Italy.

Apr 2016 – Short – term joint staff training event held in Italy – a course “Modern tools and methodology in foreign languages teaching”.

June 2016 – a booklet as final product of the 1st year.

Oct 2016 – Short –term exchange of groups of pupils held in Poland / A course “How to design a digital classroom” Teachers visit in Poland.

Feb 2017 – Short –term exchange of groups of pupils held in Slovenia

Feb 2017 – Short – term joint staff training event held in Slovenia – a course “Use of computers in teaching other subjects as ICT”.

Apr 2017 – a booklet as final product of the 2nd year

Apr 2017 – Short –term exchange of groups of pupils held in Portugal / A course “Project work in the classroom” / Teachers evaluate the activities, the final products and the impact of the project .

May 2017 – Intellectual output

June 2017 – Multiplier event held in Scoala Gimnaziala “Principesa Margareta”

July 2017 – the site of the project as the final product

  • Improved school grades of more than 1000 pupils due to the voluntary curricular and extracurricular activities held in each partner school over the two years life of the project.
  • Improved foreign language and digital skills of more than 2000 pupils involved in the project.
  • Enhanced social abilities of more than 2000 pupils involved in the project.
  • Pedagogical materials produced by teachers of various school subjects that will be used in all partner schools that are to be published later on.
  • Two booklets with the projects written in the two years of the project.
  • A peer learning method developed by pupils and teachers.
  • A site with the activities and the results of the project.
  • An e-Twinning page.
  • A blog used by teachers and pupils.

HOW IT HAS WORKED

In each partner school:

  • Mixed groups of students (having good and bad marks) have worked together weekly at various subjects to prepare homework and deepen their knowledge.
  • Mixed groups of students (having good and bad marks) have developed extracurricular activities.
  • Mixed groups of students (having good and bad marks) have made some projects on various themes: e.g. the most popular game in their countries, the most famous story, the most famous musician / sports man or woman – living personalities in each country, the National Day and the story behind it. The projects are in form of compositions, Power Point presentations, CDs with video or audio recordings. All activities have been recorded and uploaded on the e- Twinning page, on the blog and some on the site of the project site.

During each of the mobilities:

  • Students from all partner schools attended joint special lessons of science, mathematics, foreign languages, geography, sport and arts. They improved their digital skills and literacy (e.g. working on projects, designing web pages or blogs), their linguistic skills (communication in mother tongue and foreign languages) and their social skills (helping those in need).
  • Students from all partner schools presented the projects they had designed in their schools.
  • Students from all partner schools attended extracurricular activities.

PARTICIPANTS

Six European schools within Erasmus+

DURATION

2015-2017

SUBJECTS

Art, Foreign Languages, Informatics / ICT, Mathematics / Geometry, Natural Sciences

THE PROJECT

The project has been carried out transnational to gain information about how other schools deal with school failure and to exchange good practice models.

Working both inside their school and outside their countries, pupils’ work has gathered a European dimension. They have fostered their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and active citizenship.