We love taking part in eTwinning projects!
eTwinning, funded by the EU, is a network of schools around Europe. We have worked on lots of interesting projects with other schools in Europe.
Recent projects include:
This project focuses on art and communication. Pupils will research an artist and use this to design a Christmas card. Cards will be exchanged between the partner schools (currently schools in Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom) and we will hold a video conference call in December. Our International School Co-0rdinator, and French teacher, Mrs Linford, spoke at an international conference for eTwinning Ambassadors about this project (and our other Christmas projects) in November 2017.
This project focused on communication. Children made and sent Christmas cards. They also exchanged information about Christmas and winter traditions, including recipes, in all the countries in the project. The partner schools were in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkeuy, Ukraine, United Kingdom. The ebook of recipes can be found here. This project won a national UK eTwinning prize for ‘Use of IT.’
We shared ideas for making Christmas decorations with our partner schools. Here is the project ebook. This project won a national UK eTwinning prize for ‘Mentoring.’
Keep Cool Stay Warm involved us finding out about energy production and how the climate is changing. We thought about how to save energy. We skyped our neighbouring school, Eastburn, and shared our ideas.
In our Pobble Writing Project, all the pupils in the project in England, France and Spain, used the same picture as an inspiration for their writing:
Our international School Co-ordinator, Mrs Linford, spoke about this project at an international training workshop about Literacy in Newcastle, for eTwinning teachers from various European countries.
Christmas Truce was awarded the prize for best UK eTwinning project! This project involved the whole school taking part in a video conference call in December 2014. We sang Silent Night in several languages.
We also learned about events in World War I, and particularly about the Christmas Truce of December 1914, when the soldiers stopped fighting and sang Silent Night in English and German.
This project was awarded a NAACE impact award in 2016: