The Comenius school partnership our school is embarking on
Throughout Europe cuisine is particularly diverse and food a most talked about issue. This project will provide students and teachers with the opportunity to connect through the diversity of their eating habits; discovering where the food comes from, how it is produced, what it is made of and how it is cooked. The participants will also be able to experience different cuisines during cooking sessions (one of the fun activities in this project will be eating the food we prepare!). The working language for all sessions and lessons will be English. Teachers and pupils will first learn about general aspects of the participating countries (geography, history, economy, culture) before focusing on food.
Three schools, and five different countries will come together to work for this project. How come there are more countries than schools? We have opted to include teachers from schools which cannot participate officially due to financial concerns, but who can definitely enrich the input to this project.
Each country will focus on a different aspect of a nutritional theme. Food will be connected to the followings academic disciplines: art, literature, drama, chemistry, biology, geography, history, physical education and nutritional developments.
Teachers and students from the participating countries will be meeting in different host countries and working with each other. Different teachers from the participating countries will meet and take part in specific training concerning nutritional aspects. After each meeting a published booklet documenting all the accomplished results, pictures, traditional recipes and literature will be available, (in print & online).
Dissemination and Sustainability
The teachers involved will work on an online platform, which is an online space where we can share information and media between the participating schools, communicating, publishing the work in progress and discussing the needed steps to accomplish the student/teacher meetings across Europe. Students will contribute to this platform, but on their own level.
In the near future, photos, videos and other material related to this project will be uploaded on this website. Parts of the project will be linked to the project blog, Facebook and Twitter. In this way the project gains publicity and acknowledgment throughout Europe with other teachers and students.
We aim at better understanding of each other's culture, enhanced language skills and the use of IT as a collaborative work tool for all.
This project would not have been possible without the financial help provided under the Comenius programme, provided through our European Union Programme Agency (EUPA)