I am delighted to be able to inform you that we have received funding from Léargas, Department of Education and Skills to participate in a Comenius project over the next two years. (2011-12 & 2012-13)
The Comenius Programme is named after Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670), often considered the father of modern education. Comenius is aimed at schools, colleges and local authorities across Europe.
Comenius has two main objectives:
For further information on Comenius please refer to:
Léargas, Programmes, Comenius
We will be working on a project called Tales And Legends are On the Way. (TALAOW).
This project will provide the opportunity for all the participants (students, teachers, parents) to learn more about their own rich culture and learn about the culture and traditions of the other countries by exploring their Myths and Legends.
Programme of Work
Step 1 - Each school creates a logo by the end of December 2011 and sends it to the coordinator of the Project.
Step 2 - The Project coordinator and the Project partners choose the official logo for the Project in January 2012
Note: The logo must contain the following: reference to the theme of the project (e.g. design), Project Title (may be the initials) and countries involved.
Like the logo it can be first at school level, then each partner elects the best, among all slogans
Medium and Long term activities
By March 2012 each country should work on 5 tales and present this in exhibition form in Italy (3rd to 7th March)
By May 2012 each country should work on the next 5 tales and present this in exhibition form in Iceland (19th to 23rd May)
By November 2012 each country should work on the next 5 tales and present this in exhibition form in Scotland (3rd to 7th November)
By March 2013 each country should work on the last 5 tales and present this in exhibition form in Finland (23rd to 27th March)
By May 2013 each country to create a new tale based on the 20 completed to date and present this in exhibition form in Gran Canaria (Final product) (25th to 29th May)
Country School Capital
IRELAND Scoil Phádraig Naofa Dundalk
FINLAND Helsingin Uusi Yhteiskoulu Helsinki
HOLLAND Openbare basisschool Torenven Warmenhuizen
ITALY 1 Istituto Comprensivo Statale 'Giancarlo Siani' Sant' Angelo a Cupolo Benevento
ITALY 2 Istituto Magistrale Statale "M. T. Varrone" Cassino
SCOtLAND Chirnsyde Primary School Glasgow
FRANCE Ecole maternelle et élémentaire de la Chaléassière St Etienne
SPAIN Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria "Valsequillo" Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
ICELAND Grunnskóli Vestamannaeyja, Hamarsskóli Vestmannaeyjum
PORTUGAL Agrupamento de Escolas Terras do Xisto Silvares, Fundao