project objectives

To design and implement an Eco-garden in each school in response to the results of the local ecological survey.


To motivate and engage pupils, staff, teachers and community to take care of ecological problems on different levels


To improve the sustainable capabilities of the school


To give pupils a greater sense of EU community and belonging through the sharing of common experiences andpractices of sustainability with other EU countries.


To improve language skills and cultural awareness.


To develop cross curricular learning and teaching methods on the subject of sustainable education within each school.


To connect the aspects of one’s environmental issues - chosen by each participating institution - with their local dimension as well as country dimension.


To create new friendships among students by exchanging information about the subject, sending e-mails and post.


To help students of different nationalities to cooperate, respect and accept their cultural differences.


To contribute to make students feel real citizens of a United Europe.


To improve both students’ knowledge on the subjects and teaching strategies.

The main problem we will be addressing is that of environmental concerns in our local area and across Europe, this will be done through environment studies lessons and geography. We intend to help solve this problem by involving all pupils and staff at every level of the project. There will be a combination of theoretical work on environmental issues and ways to improve the environment, and practical work so that the pupils can get hands-on experience with conducting envrionmental surveys and constructing gardens, which will also help prepare them for jobs in later life.

 

The specific subjects we will be addressing with this project vary between partners according to individual curriculum requirements, but the general scope will be through Environmental education, sustainable development and ICT which are taught as discreet subjects in some partner schools, but through geography, citizenship and civic studies in other partner schools. There will also be considerable work on developing language skills, both for the non-English speaking partners, whose pupils will have to carry out the project work in English, and the English partner where pupils used to slang and colloquials will have to modify their own language practices.

 

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