Alice in Wonderland: This is our whole school project; all teachers and children at Little Hadham Primary School are involved. Discovering our roots, is a two-year project in the framework of ERASMUS Plus Programme, Key Action 229: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. The Project brings together six partner primary schools from five European countries: UK (England and Northern Ireland), Lithuania, Italy, Greece and Spain.
Our partner schools are:
- Ceip Pepe Damaso, Spain
- Siauliu Juventos progimnazija, Lithuania
- 12th Primary School Katerini Pieria, Greece
- Instituto Comprensive Parisi De Sanctis, Italy
- McKinney Primary School, Northern Ireland
Willow Class Projects
The first project our school is leading is called The SOS project: Sending our smiles… Sharing our smiles… Schools from a number of countries around Europe are involved in the project: Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Poland, Greece and France. This is a project on happiness; it is about helping students find happiness and sharing it with others. It focuses on ourselves, well-being, friendships and relationships. The project started September 2018 and will end in May 2019.
There will be activities to be completed in class to share happiness in many ways such as taking and sharing smiley photos and videos introducing the school and singing Christmas carols, creating posters and making padlets for the other children to view and comment on, writing collaboratively poems and stories, sharing art, letters and cards with each other, sharing well-being strategies and fun games to play in the playground. Children also have access in the Twinspace to participate in the activities and in forums, live chat and communicate with their e-pals.
Our international links are:
- NORTHERN IRELAND – Carr’s Glen Primary School
- FRANCE – Collège Claude Nicolas Ledoux
- GREECE / Patra – 2nd Primary School of Paralia
- ENGLAND – Whitefield Schools and Centre, Walthamstow United Kingdom
- GREECE / Athens – Chrysostomos Smyrnis Primary School, Leonteio Lykeio of Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece
- SPAIN – Colegio Internacional Eurovillas, Nuevo Baztán Spain
- CROATIA – Osnovna škola Mate Lovraka Petrinja, Croatia
- PORTUGAL – Agrupamento de Escolas Afonso de Paiva, Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco Portugal
CUbes: Culture and smiles in a box
This is the 2nd project our school is leading. This project started in late October 2018 and will end in June 2019.
There will be tasks to be completed to share SMILES in many ways such as passing ‘messages and our culture in a box’ from one country to the other.
The project, provides an opportunity for pupils to make connections with pupils of other European partner schools, sharing happiness.
Pupils begin by creating Boxes which they share with partner schools and ask their epals to comment in twinspace Forums, documenting the activities in which they were involved and the things they have shared and learned, after opening the boxes.
Partners also share photos and/or videos, of their SMILES boxes adventure, on twinspace.
Our international links are:
- Szkoła Podstawowa nr 41 im. Romualda Traugutta w Bydgoszczy, Bydgoszcz Poland
- 21ο Primary School of Larissa, Greece
- Collège Georges Brassens, Montastruc La Conseillere, France
Lime Class have established penpal links with this Ecole Moliere, Argeles, near Perpignan in France. It is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near to the Spanish border. Our penpals have only started speaking English. Their teacher is called Chantal Mullet and the children are eight and nine years old. It is really interesting to see how some things are similar but some things are very different – Vive la difference!
Maple Class have links with a school nearby in Bompas, near Perpignan, called Ecole d’Arago. They also write to their penpals regularly.
From our commitment to international links, our school was awarded the International Schools Foundation Award in September 2014 and was voted as the Best International Newcomer School in October 2014. In 2015, the school was awarded the Intermediate Award in recognition of global working and is now working towards the Full Accreditation of the International Award. Our link teacher and MFL Coordinator has been given the accolade of British Council Ambassador and represented our school at the European International Conference in Malta in October 17 and the UK National Conference in June 2018.