16 Apr 2015

Comenius Project





At the beginning of this scholastic year, our school embarked on a new exciting experience together with three other schools from Italy, France and Spain. We started our journey during the last scholastic year when we worked together and applied for a Comenius project grant.

The Idea of this project is to work together and help our students to discover how Technology and Robotics have changed the European society, and what opportunities they offer. This is done in a collaborative way through internet but also through meetings in the respective countries.

The first task was to introduce ourselves, our school and our country to the other schools. This was done through a number of presentations prepared by students and uploaded on the e- Twinning site set up for this project. The next task was a logo competition, where a logo from each participating school was selected and the four logos were combined together to form the official logo for the project.

In November 2013, we had the first meeting here at our school where we hosted a total of 5 teachers and 24 students. We had a jam packed program of activities varying from robot building and programming, presentations about history of robotics and robots in arts and also time for a cultural visit around Gozo.

After the Christmas holidays we started planning our next activities where 6 students worked on a radio program together with 3 Italian students and 5 French students. The radio program was recorded and broadcasted in France during our second mobility. In fact in March 2014 2 teacher and 6 students participated during the International week organised by our French Partner school.

During this period, some other students started preparing the next visit, this time to Torin-Italy. The preparations for this activity, started with an educational visit to Lufthansa Technik, where our students were introduced to the aeronautic industry. The information gathered and the research carried out was shared with the other partner schools during our visit to Italy, where 4 teacher and 10 students took part in this exchange visit.

These were only a few but perhaps the most interesting activities carried out during the first year of our project. During next scholastic year, we have a number of other interesting activities including career visits to industries related to Robotics, a visit to Spain and a Robot building activity.

 



 




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