Monday, December 14, 2015

Respect4 - Education. Erasmus+ KA2 School Project

Despite the constant rain and blustery winds, Lancaster and Morecambe College recently played host to academic staff from eight different countries and partner schools as part of a new European school partnership project called Respect4 – Education with Barriers.
Funded by the Erasmus+ strand of the European Commission teachers braved the elements to visit Morecambe and Lancaster and to discuss plans for the next three years of the project with the aim of developing educational materials and achieve a mutual understanding of the selected Respect4 themes of: Wellbeing, Culture, Freedom and Environment.
The visit was also a chance to compare approaches and materials on the key themes and to develop new approaches that enable different cultures to come together, enable maximum student participation, celebrate young people’s achievements and to raise cultural awareness in the form of posters, instructional videos and training materials in each country.

The three day meeting hosted at the College involved the official project opening by David Wood, LMC Principal (below) and themed cultural activities, with each partner sharing their traditions and enjoying some of our very own. These included an enlightening historical talk at the Heritage Centre in Morecambe with locally sourced fish and chips to warm everyone up as well as various educational and museum visits.

The College will now work with partners to develop a series of shared materials and prepare staff and student exchange visits over the coming years to: Lambertseter Videregående Skole in Norway, Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore “G.Peano – C.Rosa” di Nereto in Italy, Városmajori Gimnázium és Kós Károly Általános Iskola in Budapest, Hungary, Lycée Professionnel Claude-Anthime Corbon in France, 38 Gymnasio Athinon in Greece, Liceul Teoretic Sfanta Maria in Romania and Athénée Royal Chimay in Belgium.

John Latham (& G.M. LMC Aspire Student)

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