Sunday, 24 September 2017

First Greek steps!

First Greek team meeting!

We had our first official Erasmus meeting when most of the teaching staff had been posistioned in our school on Monday, September 18th. During this meeting, the project aims and objectives were presented by the coordinator, we clarified a few points concerning the programme and we asked for volunteers,mainly teachers of year 4 and 5 (9- and 10-year-olds), to work on the teaching unit that will be chosen. The idea intrigued a lot of colleagues and we finally decided that there will be six teachers to work on the project this school year.

There was wide consensus on “Water” as our most preferred topic as we did intend to have an environmental project this trimester and we thought it would be nice to incorporate "Water" in it. However, we are open to suggestions of other topics that the majority of participant countries may opt for. The chosen topic will be approached by the classroom laguage teachers and by the teachers who specialize on Theatre and Music. Unfortunately, the school does not have an ICT or an Arts teacher yet but we hope they will be hired soon! Our English teacher had lots of ideas about integrating the themeof Water in her lessons. We also planned a school outing to an environmental centre for students to take part in hands-on tasks.

We loved Spain’s idea of drafting templates for mini surveys on the differences in our educational systems and one of the teachers has resumed responsibility for putting together a descriprion of the Greek system.

Finally we decided on ways to involve the local community in the project. Soon, an official presentation of the project will be given to the Parents Association Board and information on the activities will be regularly shared on the school website and the social media.

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