Our Erasmus+ programme is about to start. It is a multilateral project with six participant secondary schools from six different European countries: Vestre Skole from Denmark, Ysgol Gyfan Aberaeron from Wales, IES Príncipe de Asturias from Spain, Collège Jean Rostand from France, Saint Aidans Community School from Ireland and, of course, our school Nareg Secondary School, representing Cyprus and Armenia.
The project will run for three years and it will be fully incorporated in the students’ school work.
Students will be required to work:
(b) in collaboration with their school mates and
(c) with students from partner schools (via Skype).
All end products will be presented by the students themselves during their visits to the partner schools. All activities are interdisciplinary, cover multiple intelligences and offer students the opportunity to use their talents in creative ways. Students will be expected to use 2.0 ICT tools such as Prezi, Wordle, Google+, etc.
The whole project is organised into three thematic units - one for each year - which consist of a variety of class activities and project work, with the intent to help students explore issues relating to peace.
The sub-unit covered in the first year is entitled ‘Individual Peace of Mind’. It aims to explore ways in which our inner peace affects our everyday relations with those around us, our community, our country and the world, in general.
The thematic unit for year two is entitled ‘Peace in History and our Time’. Students will be expected to remain informed of issues of peace and war in the world today and gain insights to issues of peace and war in their own countries in the past.
The thematic unit for year three is entitled ‘Peace Forever’. It aims to raise the students’ awareness concerning their own rights as children, in times of peace and war, according to the UN chart for children’s rights and help them develop a sense of responsibility towards peace as future global citizens.