St. Aidan's has been chosen to take part in a European Union funded project called Erasmus+. The Erasmus+ project links us with 5 other schools in Europe from Denmark, France, Spain, Wales and Cyprus. The title of our Erasmus+ project is 'A Peace of Europe' and it will run over the next 3 years.
Last week the inital planning meeting took place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. The meeting was attended by Ms. Wisely and Ms. Sloyan who linked up with teachers from the 5 other schools to plan how the project will proceed. The trip to Cyprus was an amazing experience and we were warmly welcomed by our Cypriot hosts who fed us the best mediterranean food, welcomed us into their homes, showed us around their beautiful and historical island and even performed a fantastic version of Oliver Twist 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, art installations, wordles and timelines. The project will be very educational and will give St. Aidan's students a chance to learn more about their European neighbours.
The next "Peace of Europe' trip will be to Ysgol Gyfun in Aberaeron in Wales and we will be taking some lucky students with us! We had a fantastic response to the logo competition and we hope to see a similar level of interest for future 'Peace' activities!
'A Peace of Europe' is a fabulous project and we are very lucky to have been chosen to take part. You can learn more about the project and the meeting in cyprus by clicking through the slideshow below.