We were delighted to finally meet our Erasmus+ partners from Mayo, Donegal and the Basque Country, face to face in Bilbao last week. (Unfortunately this time our Greek partners were unable to travel.) It has been a difficult 2 years trying to keep our partnership alive with on line meetings. Truely nothing beats sharing ideas, practices and training face to face. A huge thank you to Begonazpi Ikastola, Bilbao for hosting our meeting and making us feel so welcome.
Our project focuses on the 17 UN Sustainable Goals. Each school within the partnership choose one of the 17 goals and shared their ideas for raising awareness of that Goal with pupils. A brief outline is given below:
Mulranny (Mayo), shared their ideas for classwork based around Goal 15: Life on Land and specifically their community’s work around preserving the ancient Irish goat.
Loch an Iuir, Donegal told us about their work on Goal 14: Life below the Sea and “The Great Global Nurdle Hunt”.
St Mary’s shared ideas on Goal 3: Health and Well Being, specifically their experience of using art/crafts for their calming benefits and relaxation.
Basque Country focused on Goal 4: Quality Education and as they showed us around their school they explained the new initiatives they are currently undertaking.
We look forward to sharing all the ideas with pupils, staff and the wider school community over the coming weeks. We hope the pictures give a snapshot of what we were up to!
Miss Crawley + Miss Mulkerns