We are VERY proud of our International work and our TES Award for our Internation projects.
The eTwinning action is an initiative of the European Commission. Established in 2005, it aims to encourage teachers in European schools to work collaboratively using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by providing the necessary infrastructure (online tools, services, support).
Teachers registered in the eTwinning action can form partnerships and develop collaborative, pedagogical school projects in any subject area by using ICT to develop their project. At least two teachers from two different European countries are needed.
We have established links with many schools across Europe through eTwinning, including Malta, Italy, Turkey, France and Spain to name but a few. All of our teachers are registered on the eTwinning portal and collaborative projects are created and delivered across a number of curriculum areas.
Last year we were granted funding from the European Commission to visit and work with schools from six different countries! They are France, Finland, Spain, Italy and Turkey. 21 pupils had the opportunity to visit our partners. Due to COVID this has been postponed, however, when we can we will be running the programme again.
Some staff have been lucky enough to attend training courses in different European countries such as France, Turkey, Italy, Germany and Slovakia. The courses have been a great way to form links with other schools and plan successful and exciting projects together.
Pupils at The Observatory School thoroughly enjoy completing eTwinning projects and having the opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures in an exciting and practical way.
Pupils have embraced working with other pupils from many European schools and have won seven awards for their European work. four being the prestigious European Quality Label for their work on Many Postcards, Lets be Lanterns, Life Through the Lens. The Label was the only one awarded to a school from the North West of England.
We have also been awarded two 'Highly Commended Project' Award's at the 2017 and 2018 eTwinning Annual Awards Evening in Nottingham.
We have also been awarded the the Foundation International School award for our work with other cultures and countries. We are hoping to achieve the Intermediate award soon. We have also been awarded the tes International Award 2019.
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|Miss Gower is attending the ETwinning Annual Conference and Awards evening in Nottingham.|
|International School Award Intermediate planning and application.|