INCLUSION THROUGH A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Erasmus Project

General information for the INCLUSION THROUGH A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Erasmus Project

INCLUSION THROUGH A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Erasmus Project
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Project Title

INCLUSION THROUGH A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Health and wellbeing; Inclusion – equity

Project Summary

CONTEXT:
Partnership formed by four public high schools from Spain, Germany, Poland and Sweden. IES Sol de Portocarrero, is on charge of this project as coordinator.
– IES SOL DE PORTOCARRERO (Spain): located in the outskirts of Almería, has to deal with the integration of many foreign students who have a completely different background and education, who come with low basic skills and who are at risk of early school leaving. It offers many regional educational programs for students, but unfortunately the expected performance is not achieved. This project was needed to give a boost to all these programs and to achieve the expected results. It was needed to increase the participation of students and families in the life of our school in extracurricular time.
– UPPLANDS-BRO GYMNASIUM (Sweden): is the Upplands-Bro municipality’s only secondary school. Upplands-Bro high school has in recent years received a large number of newly arrived refugees and to the school from the start one has a mixed socio-economic catchment this has made the school during’ve faced big challenges in how to organize themselves in order to meet students’ needs and create an environment that is characterized by good working and learning. Methods in how to get this students to perform well by letting them to physical activities is well needed and something that the school needed to develop.
– LICEUM OGOLNOKSTALCACE W PSARACH (Poland): is a small school in a rural area located in the Upper Silesia, 60 kilometers from Katowice. The small number of students is the problem we have to deal with for a few years. This is mainly due to the fact that this is a village school, the students prefer to attend schools in cities, more and more young people from our area choose vocational schools and the birthrate is very low. The implementation of international projects enhanced the prestige of the school in local community and in the result the recruitment of students to the school.
– EUROPASCHULE RÖVERSHAGEN: Located near the city of Rostock, and is approximately 10km from the Baltic coast in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Students needing special support make up 10 percent of the school population. School focuses focuses primarily in their emotional and social development, as well as in their difficulties in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Support for adolescents is of especial importance in the Regionale Schule side of our school, as many of these students come from underprivileged families and have previously had limited access to education.

PARTNERSHIP: results of the TCA (Transnational Cooperation Activity) held in Malaga in November, 2016.

OBJECTIVES:
A. GENERAL / LONG-TERM (LT) OBJECTIVES:
LT_1. To create and establish healthy habits of life as a sign of identity of our schools, where sports play a leading role.
LT_2. To promote the acquisition of these three values: excellence, friendship and respect, in the daily life of our students (academic activities, extracurricular activities, relationship with peers, teachers and family…).
LT_3. To achieve in our schools a real atmosphere of equality, where difference are seen as a valuable thing and where a real inclusion is easily noticeable.
LT_4. To establish new ways of functioning, methods and strategies that bring better results for all the students and specifically for those that have disadvantaged backgrounds.
LT_5. To promote in the students and teachers a feeling of commitment towards their schools, through the strength provided by the union with other European schools.

These objectives were concreted in Mid-Term objectives in the application form in order to make the evaluation easier.

GROUPS TO WHOM THE PROJECT IS ADDRESSED:
– The project affects the entire educational community of all partner schools.
– Specifically, the activities will be aimed mainly to 15- to 18-year-old students.
– Target groups of students form disadvantage backgrounds who took part in some specific programs.
– Dissemination activities will had main repercussion at a local level, but also reach regional and European level with some activities done.

ACTIVITIES: Most important:
– Two Transnational Meetings.
– Four shot-term exchanges (Olympic Games): physical activity, sports, healthy habits, social development, inclusive rules, cooperation, fair play… where the main topics of the activities and mobilities programs. Each Olympic Games turned around one main topic:
1st. Almería (Spain): Olympic movement (respect, friendship and excellence), athletics and sport with International teams and cooperative/inclusive special rules. To reach external associations for social difficulties and other schools, and collaborators.
2nd. Psary: nature: coexistence, environment respect, physical activity in natural environment.
3rd: Upplands-Bro (Sweden): winter sports, yoga, mindfulness.
4th. Rövershagen (Germany): water sports in the Baltic Sea, recreation, cultural respect, etc.

RESULTS: described in E+PRP

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 115605 Eur

Project Coordinator

Instituto de” Educación Secundaria “Sol de Portocarrero” & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace w Psarach
  • Upplands-Bro gymnasiet
  • Europaschule Rövershagen