Our project Christmas Connections 2016 included 20 schools in 15 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine. We found out about the countries and schools in the project, made Scratch e-cards, exchanged cards at Christmas and held a video call with some of the other schools.
Steeton School was awarded a European Quality Label for this project in October 2017, along with many other schools in the project around Europe. This indicates that this project is considered to be of a very high standard. Our International School Co-ordinator, Mrs Linford, spoke at an international conference of eTwinning teachers in November 2017 about this and our other projects.
We gained a Quality Label and won the UK national eTwinning prize for ‘Use of ICT for Communication.’ The assessor commented that it was:
‘A well planned and structured project developing communication, IT and language across a large number of European partners. There are clear cross curricular themes and active learning combined with creativity and collaboration in a cultural context. A very well delivered eTwinning project engaging all partner schools.’
The prize was reported in the Craven Herald.
Our eTwinning project Christmas Around Europe 2015 gained a Quality Label, and won the ‘Mentoring’ prize at the UK eTwinning Awards in 2016. The assessor said: ‘The comments and engagement of the students from all the schools clearly demonstrate enjoyment, motivation and active learning including creating instructions and instructional videos for their peers.’
‘Christmas Truce‘ was named Best UK Project for 2014-15 and was also awarded the Whole School Award because of the involvement of all the pupils and classes (June 2015). The assessor said: ‘Use of innovative technologies to ensure full partner participation and engagement is outstanding, with live joint Carol singing and highly creative cross-curricular activities; genuinely integrated into the school curriculum and those of the partner schools…’ It gained a European Quality Label. It was also shortlisted for a prize in Rome, in October 2015. It won a Naace Impact Award in 2016. Craven Herald article.
Keep Cool Stay Warm, a project about climate change, was awarded a Quality Label.
‘World War 2: Our shared history’ won the Whole School Award at the National UK eTwinning prize ceremony in June 2014. The project was awarded a European Quality Label and the assessor said: ‘An outstanding project, truly relevant to children’s learning.’ Keighley News article.
‘Farming around Europe’ was awarded the UK eTwinning ‘Languages’ award in June 2014. It gained a European Quality Label and was named as the best project in the 4-11 year olds category in Croatia in 2013; and gained the national prize in Estonia. It was featured on Croatian television.
Our ongoing project with our link school in Brittany, ‘Culture and language project‘ was awarded a European Quality Label.
Our Year 5-6 project ‘Matilda‘ was awarded a UK Quality Label.
‘People and Places: Guadeloupe – England‘ which was a Year 3-4 project, was awarded a UK Quality Label.