Now Our World- I take the first step to protect life Erasmus Project

General information for the Now Our World- I take the first step to protect life Erasmus Project

Now Our World- I take the first step to protect life Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Now Our World- I take the first step to protect life

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: Energy and resources; Natural sciences; Environment and climate change

Project Summary

Earth is a common home for all living organisms. Environmental conservation is greatly influencing factor for protection of earth. Since the environment is very essential in every aspect of life, all the living beings depend upon the environment. Therefore, all the pross such as survival, reproduction, growth and development etc. of living organisms are done under the environment. Although the environment is very significant factor of all, there are many environmental destructive activities such as depletion of forests, pollution, excessive use of fertilizers, insecticides in fields, climate changing, global warming and etc.

The rationale of this project is the idea that we are obliged to do something to protect and help our natural and social environment and the animals. Since the environment is the only home we have, we believe that we can reverse some of the harm the planet has suffered. The challenge is getting enough people to take action, so that we can make a difference in our lifetime. We intend to make our students aware that even a small change in our daily activities can save the local environment. And if everybody does something locally it will have a positive global effect. For these reasons one of our project goal was developing educational techniques and contexts that could help pupils to understand, where science and communication skills are used in daily activities regarding their life experience and their future working experience. It means reducing the gap between theoretical training and practical experience.

Objectives of the project:
– creating a context for regional and international cooperation regarding environmental teaching for partners involved,
– creating an early link between school training and daily life challenges for the future adult,
– implementing new teaching methods and materials that encouraged trans- and inter-curricular teaching,
– forming in schools involved special teams of well trained teachers that are promoting innovative methods in didactical process,
– increasing school’s European dimension by promoting closer relationships among students, teachers, families and other people related to schools from different countries with different languages and cultures.

In the first year of partnership, the participants created interesting detailed / informative exhibitions and presentations connected with their own culture, so that students could learn something new about the countries involved in the project. For language skills practice a glossary of basic phrases and of terms regarding nature of each host country was conducted.
Students focused on studying such issues as global warming, energy saving, recycling (making recycling bins where they do not exist or promote their use where they do), climate changes, waste utilization, agriculture, chemical wastes, water resources management and street animals’ needs.

Batteries collection, planting, recycling, resolvable products, and renewable energy products, caring street animals (visiting animal shelters, adopting an animal) were held in every partner school’s region. Activities like planting trees, creating environmentally friendly shopping bags and products, reusing the waste (exhibitions, even competitions) and building animal shelters, cleaning actions around the schools involved students in doing something practical for the local environment and animals.

Brochures, posters and booklets dealing with protecting the environment and the street animals were published for the local community by each partner. Finally, the results of this project were presented on the project website and other social network sites.

Each school also dealt with a specific environmental problem of their region, which was resolved by the cooperation of all participant schools. We created international groups of students; each group coped with one problem, presented its dimensions and its consequences on human life and proposed solutions through cooperation with local institutions. In that way we could implicate local authorities in our efforts and help our schools come to closer relation with society. Group work was organized by using various ICT tools.

Moreover, both the students and the teachers had the motivation to exercise their skills in using English language, which was the communication language of our program, during visits and doing project activities. Students, teachers, schools staff, parents and local people took part in this project. So cultural awareness increased not only among the students, parents and the teachers but also among the local people.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 113268 Eur

Project Coordinator

Szkola Podstawowa im. kpt. Floriana Laskowskiego w Grucie & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • Hermanos Escuelas Cristianas-Colegio LaSalle
  • Abdullah Tokur Ortaokulu
  • 5TH LYCEUM OF VOLOS
  • Agrupamento de Escolas de Maximinos