Our School is currently participating in 5 Erasmus+ Projects; 1 eTwinning Project; 3 MUN Conferences; EYP Sessions and a SUSTAIN EU Project. We have also conducted an independent exchange project with our partner schools: I.M Panagiotopoulos in Athens and SAHETI in Johannesburg.
The Erasmus+ projects, which we are involved in, enable students and teachers to cultivate a European identity that complements local identities. The five projects that are currently running are:
Project 1: Post-factEUal: Upper Secondary Schools Goetheschule Essen in Germany, partnering with Ikast-Brande Gymnasium in Denmark, Rotterdam International in The Netherlands, Enrico Fermi in Italy, and The Heritage Private School in Cyprus
This project seeks to equip students, with the critical thinking skills necessary to navigate their way through the ‘facts’ from the 1930s Europe to the present and ultimately create an interactive ebook which will document their transnational work in a pluralistic manner.
Project 2: SLAM-STEM Learning Activities & Methods: Lower Secondary Schools Fran Koncelak School in Croatia, partnering with 2nd Gymnasium of Nea Ionia Attikis in Greece, Tartu Raatuse School in Estonia, and The Heritage Private School in Cyprus
Recent research has indicated that students’ skills in Mathematics and Science require enrichment globally. Therefore, the SLAM-STEM project pledges to develop students’ capabilities in these areas by modelling good practice.
Project 3: Travel’n’Share: Lower Secondary Schools Verket School in Norway, partnering with IES Carmen Burgos de Seguí in Spain, Ivanovec School in Croatia, Tarup Skole in Denmark, and The Heritage Private School in Cyprus
As citizens in a future international and multilingual world, Travel’n’Share promises to immerse students in a cultural journey to foster a deeper understanding of their own culture and cultural diversity. By concentrating on language classrooms around Europe, teachers and students exchange a plethora of teaching methods to evaluate the most effective learning methods.
Project 4: UNESCO Passport: Lower Secondary Schools Osnovna Skola Hvar in Croatia, partnering with Istituto Comprensivo Cassano Magnago II in Italy, CPR San José in Spain, and The Heritage Private School in Cyprus
UNESCO Passport’s objective is to stimulate appreciation of European cultural heritage. The current digital era means that young learners are at risk of neglecting our ancestors’ significance, so through innovative practices and a more liberal approach to education, each partner school gives students the chance to discover more historical facts about its UNESCO heritage.
Project 5: Little Explorers (2018-2020): Primary School Spain partnering with Poland, England and Cyprus
The aim of this programme is to bring the real world into the classroom by having visits from scientists and getting in contact with live expeditions through social networks. In addition, students will learn how to work in a multicultural environment.
Project 6: INNOMATH This project aims to support teachers by developing an Electronic Guidebook which offers teaching guidance and supports “gifted” students. Different types of educational institutions are collaborating to produce the Electronic Guidebook thus giving teachers a correct platform to work on.