Congratulations to Sue Burgon (left), Susie Arnott and the eTwinning pupils at
Backworth Park Primary School. They and their Spanish partner school beat off stiff competition to scope first prize at the prestigious eTwinning Annual Conference in the category aged 4-10.
set out to examine the similarities between the culture in Spain and the UK looking at such things as costumes, folklore, significant dates in the year, food habits and more. The jury said
‘... a nice neat project with simple objectives, and easily obtainable results. The pupils really seemed to enjoy it’.
Teacher Kiki Haines (middle) and her pupils at Eastbourne Comprehensive also received the runner-up prize in the Maths and Science category for their project ‘Draw me the Task’. Eastbourne Comprehensive partnered with schools from Poland, Czech Republic and Norway. The project aim was to adopt a fun approach to teaching basic mathematic concepts to younger pupils. The jury said
‘This project demonstrates how effective a simple approach to a topic can be. The children obviously learned a lot while having fun’.
There were a grand total of 413 entries from 29 European countries and all were subject to a strict selection process. The criteria for evaluation were…
- Pedagogical Innovation and Curricular Integration: how the project and the use of ICT change the daily life of the partner schools and fit in with national policies and exam constraints
- Collaboration Between Partner Schools: how teachers and pupils communicate in order to work together
- Creative Use of ICT: how to get beyond emailing
- Sustainability and Transferability: how to guarantee that the project will last, involving the whole school and be able to share benefits with others
- Results and Benefits: what came out of the project as well as why the project