We sent our Christmas cards to our partners in Greece yesterday. We hope they enjoy them!! We wish everyone in the Erasmus+ project a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Visit to Umag in Croatia
Three teachers from our school travelled to Umag in Croatia to visit our Erasmus+ partners there and to visit their school. We also met all the partners in our Erasmus+ project for the first time. Mr Coleman, Mrs. E Griffin and Ms Lynch travelled together from Cork, through Stansted and onto Trieste where we landed. We then travelled through Slovenia and into Croatia.
There was a warm welcome waiting for us in the school in Umag. The school was attended by members of the Italian community in the area.
We got to sample some local food which used local ingredients to make food such as pasta, olive oil and pastries.
Article from School Newsletter September/October Edition
We recently started a new European project in the school. The project is under the Erasmus+ scheme and is officially entitled “GOAL –Go And Lead Your Team Through Europe”. The theme is sports and well-being. The project will run over 3 years from 2015 to 2018. Six European countries will partake in the project. The countries are Finland (main coordinator), Ireland, Spain, Poland, Greece and Croatia. We will meet our new partners for the first time in Umag in Croatia on the 17th November 2015. It is planned that our European partners will visit us in Tralee in April 2017. Classes from second to sixth will be involved in this project. At the end we hope to have healthier more active children in the school with a better understanding of European culture and history. We also want to improve computer skills and improve team spirit through this project.
As one of the first activities for the project, we asked students to partake in an art competition, where they had to design a logo to represent the project. Each of the six schools in the group will put forward two entries which will be voted on by all the students in all the project schools. Congratulations to Rubaiet and Ibukun, who are our two finalists. A big thanks to everyone who entered. There was a very high standard and it was difficult to choose the finalists. Next we will vote for the ultimate winner from all six countries.