Introduction to RESCUE EUROPE Erasmus+ Project 2015-1-UK01-KA219-013450
As a result of discussions during meetings with our partner schools, it was found that a common theme throughout all our schools was a need to develop opportunities for students to learn and practice skills in the areas of understanding and improving our local environment and creating sustainable enterprise. In a world where environmental concerns are increasingly important, it was felt that students needed opportunities to see how to incorporate sustainable practice into their enterprise. As our previous project focused heavily on industry and enterprise, students have gained a good understanding of this theme and therefore our new project will focus more heavily on themes of sustainability and responsible management of our environment, showing students how these issues can be tackled with enterprise.
To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will shape them into responsible, eco-friendly members of society.
To provide opportunities for our students to develop entrepreneurial skills
To provide young people with the opportunity to travel to other countries to promote tolerance and understanding of their own and other countries cultures.
To provide teachers and other professionals with opportunities to work collaboratively, share best practice and improve their knowledge and understanding of employment issues and cultural diversity.
To provide parents and the local community with opportunities to become involved in the project.
To provide young people with the opportunity to develop their language and communication skills in a practical context.
The project will include students and professionals from seven different partner schools:
England - Priory Woods School and Arts College. An all age community special school situated in east Middlesbrough.
Germany - Stephanus Schule. An all age special school situated to the west of Cologne.
Austria - Hans Radl Schule. An all age special school situated in north Vienna.
Slovakia - Zakladna skola s materskou skolou. A primary mainstream school situated in the village of Oravská Jasenica.
Lituania - Zasliai. A secondary mainstream school located between the large cultural centres of Vilnius and Kaunas.
Spain - Escolapias. An all-age mainstream school situated in the centre of Valencia, run as a public-private partnership.
Italy - Istituto Comprensivo di Inverigo. A mainstream primary and Secondary School situated to the south-east of Como.
Activity 1: Creation of Erasmus Gardens and Launch of Project
Activity 2: Establishing partnerships with local businesses
Activity 3: Creation of Erasmus e-Recipe Book
Activity 3: Development of Sustainable Enterprise
Activity 4: Launch ‘Europe In Bloom’ Competition
Activity 5: Creation of Eco-Sculptures
Activity 6: Online reporting of local wildlife
Activity 7: Creation of Bird Feeders
Activity 8: Creation of Up-Cycled Fashion items
Activity 9: Trade Fair and close of project
Activity 10: Dissemination of project results at Multiplier Events
Increased employability in students
Better professional performance from staff
More environmentally aware members of society
Potential Long Term Benefits:
Teaching of enterprise in more schools
Integration of environmental issues into curricula
More integrated approach to education with businesses and schools.