European trips ahead as school gets funding boost

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Staff at Morecambe Road School were pleased to learn that they had been successful in gaining another British Council grant to join with four new European partners to take part in a science/ICT project over the next two years.

Partners this time are from Turkey, Spain, France and Italy.

Just as in previous Comenius projects, there will once again be opportunities for overseas travel for 16 secondary pupils in total and eight or more school staff.

The first teacher planning meeting of the project was held at the school last month for a group of 12 visiting teachers.

The delegates spent a day in school, getting to know staff and children and meeting together to plan future events and visits.

The delegates who visited the UK spent their second day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, stopping off for a short visit to the European Christmas market and Old Trafford.

They returned home with some good memories and a wealth of experiences to share with their students.

The first two visits abroad will now take place in March to Spain and in May to France, when four pupils from Morecambe Road School will be accompanied by two members of staff to participate in science/ICT lessons and visits to museums and other places of interest to the project.

This scheme is part of a European Schools partnership called the Erasmus project.

It will be an ongoing project that will continue at the school through 2015 and into 2016.

The whole Erasmus+ team is now looking forward to working together to share expertise over the next two years, in the hope of enhancing both the science and ICT curricula in their respective schools.