St. Aidan's and Killinarden Community School have been chosen to take part in a European Union funded project called Erasmus+. The Erasmus+ project links us with 3 other schools in Europe from Spain, Czech Republic and Italy. The title of our Erasmus+ project is 'Europe, A Heritage Made of Stories' and it will run over the next 2 years.
In October 2018 the inital planning meeting took place in Membrilla, Spain. The meeting was attended by Ms. Flynn, St. Aidan's Librarian and Ms Mullaney, Killinarden Community School Librarian who linked up with teachers from the other schools to plan how the project will proceed. The trip to Spain was an amazing experience and we were warmly welcomed by our Spanish hosts who showed us around their beautiful and historical cities Toledo and Madrid and the students from IES Marmaria even performed a fantastic version of the classic 'Danny Boy' especially for us.
The next steps in the project are to complete a number of tasks and activities in partnership with students in the other schools. For example, reading survey, logo design, literacy quiz and library and reading initiatives. The project will be very educational and will give St. Aidan's students a chance to learn more about their European neighbours.
The next "Europe, A Heritage Made of Stories' trip will be to Obchodni Akademie in Pisek, Czech Republic and we will be taking some lucky students with us!
'Europe, A Heritage Made of Stories' is a fabulous project and we are very lucky to have been chosen to take part. You can learn more about the meeting in Spain by clicking through the slideshow below.