Partners will begin to communicate and learn to use the etwinning platform for exchanging information and media. One teacher in every school will be appointed to manage the platform and will be responsible for uploading media. Also a teacher in every school will be appointed to handle the mobility tool. Ioannis Arvanitakis from Peiramatiko Dimotiko Scholeio Florinas will create and maintain the project’s webpage where the products of the activities will be uploaded. Responsible for this activity will be the School from Florina, Greece.
All partners will present our common project to the parents of our students. A meeting will be held in every school where teachers will present the project to parents and discuss their participation in the activities. Another issue that will be discussed is the participation of students in the mobilities and the hosting of guest students in each community. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Students from all schools create logos for our project “What a wonderful world”, using various techniques (drawing, collage, digital art, etc). Every school selects one logo after a voting procedure and the six selected logos are published in the etwinning platform and in the project’s webpage. All students from partner schools participate in this activity. The selection of the final logo will be decided at the first general meeting in Venice. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Each partner will create an Erasmus corner in their school where we will collect and present information to students, parents and visitors and introduce the school community to our project. A teacher in every school will undertake the task to maintain the Erasmus corner, that will be enriched by all students in every school with maps, statistical data, photo exhibition, collages, paintings, exchange gifts etc as the project unfolds. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
All partners collaborate online and create questionnaires for students, parents and teachers in order to document their initial knowledge and perceptions on climate change and sustainability. Questionnaires will be handed out or submitted online by students, parents and teachers in each school. The data will be collected for each partner and will be presented in our first meeting in Venice. All data will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and to the project webpage. Responsible for this activity will be the School from Florina, Greece.
Every partner creates a short guide in the form of leaflet, video or presentation about our local environment with information, photos, videos, and other media about the flora, fauna and natural resources. Students and teachers in every school cooperate with local environmental authorities, museums, and NGOs to gather information. All leaflets, videos, and presentations will be uploaded to the project webpage and etwinning platform to be shared with the rest of the partners. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Each school selects 2-3 specific places in their local environment from where they will take photos on a monthly basis until the end of the project. All partners create photo groups consisting of students and teachers that will undertake the task to take the photos. Every month the photos will be posted on our webpage, showing seasonal changes. Each partner hosts photo exhibitions open to the public in their school. In the final meeting, digital collages of the photos will be produced and presented. Responsible for this activity will be the school from Tampere Finland.
We will create a song, which will be the common “hymn” of our project. The lyrics would be written alternately, that is, one school would undertake the writing of the first stanza, the second school would continue, and so on. When the cycle is over, the school from Tenerife will take on the task of turning the lyrics into a song by adding the music. There will be online meetings where students can sing the song to each other. The song will be used at the meetings and for our final video documentary. At the end of the project we will create an ebook of our project songs and music and a DVD for dissemination purposes. Responsible for this activity will be the school from Tenerife.
Each school designs and creates its mascot for the project using recycled and reused materials with the help of local artists and art schools. The activity can be assigned to a specific class in each school, or there can be local contests for the best mascots. The mascots will be exchanged in every mobility between partner schools. Photos of the mascots will be uploaded to the project webpage and to the etwinning platform. An online video conference between students from all schools will be arranged where the mascots will be presented. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
In every country myths and legends have been for years connected to nature and various environmental phenomena. Each partner studies local myths and legends and creates a short presentation that will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and project webpage. Every school creates a theatrical group that will write and present a play based on these legends. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
P11 – Earth Hour
Every partner organizes awareness activities for Earth Hour. Students and teachers list the electrical devices at home and at school and how often they use them. We all participate in Earth Hour on March 27, 2021, by turning off all nonessential electrical lights and appliances. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Every school creates a short video or animation and describes the local environmental problems. Each partner holds awareness campaigns for students and parents regarding the actual situation in cooperation with local authorities and NGOs. Presentations, workshops, open discussions, walks/trips, photographic surveys to identify surrounding places most affected by pollution and climate change are held in each community. Presentations and videos will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and to the project webpage. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Exchange of good practices on recycling and reusing materials for sustainability. Each partner creates a short presentation/video with recycling and reusing practices (Batteries, toners, electrical appliances, aluminum, paper, plastic, glass, gray water, composting, bazaars with gifts made of reused materials, etc) that are being applied in their school or in their local community. All presentations will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and project webpage and will be used by all partners to inform local businesses and households. We are going to register our activities to the EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WEEK platform to promote sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals. We are also going to register the activities on the World Environment Day platform. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
Every partner organizes awareness-raising activities on energy saving issues, in collaboration with local authorities, environmental organizations, etc. In each school, an “Energy Team” is created, consisting of students and teachers, with the main task of recording the school’s energy footprint. Each partner undertakes to adopt good energy-saving practices. This presupposes that a survey has been conducted to identify the “weaknesses” of the school building, eg. heat loss from the windows, old type lamps, energy-consuming devices, bad student/teacher habits, etc. By the end of the first year, we are organizing and implementing the intervention, and at the Tenerife meeting (May 2021) we present the results of this action. Each partner creates a comic or collage or video or any artistic creation about good practices in saving energy and reducing greenhouse emissions. Everything is posted on our website. Responsible for this activity will be all partner schools.
P15 – How is the weather?
Every partner creates a weather station in its school and shares the data online on the project webpage, using open source technologies. A group of students in each school with the help of their teachers will assemble and program a small weather station using an open-source platform. Some parts of the weather station like the anemometer will be created with reused materials. The weather stations will be connected through the school’s network and send real-time data to our webpage 24/7. The Greek school will organize the activity and send guidelines to each partner.
P16 – Catwalk
A fashion show with reused materials. “Haute couture” designer teams in every school design and create clothes and accessories made of reused and recycled materials, in collaboration with local art schools and artists. Fashion shows will be held in every school that will be open to the local community. All designs, photos and other media will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and the project webpage. The school from Venice will be responsible for this activity.
P17 – Renewable energy
Each school studies and presents to all partners a renewable energy source and how it works (Solar, Wind, Waves, Geothermal, Hydroelectric), using models that will be created for this purpose. A group of students and teachers in every school will undertake this STEM activity. The final product from each partner will be a short video or presentation in which students will explain the working principle of the energy source they have selected, while showing their model, and also instructions for other schools that want to build the same model. Presentations and instructions will be uploaded to the project webpage while the energy source models will be exhibited in each school at the Erasmus corner. Responsible for this activity will be the School from Florina, Greece.
P18 – Has something changed?
All partners collaborate online and create questionnaires for students, parents and teachers in order to document their knowledge and perceptions on climate change and sustainability and how it has changed during the project. Questionnaires will be handed out or submitted online by students, parents and teachers in each school. The data will be collected for each partner and will be presented in our last meeting in Florina. All data will be uploaded to the etwinning platform and to the project webpage. Responsible for this activity will be the School from Madeira, Portugal.
P19 – What we have accomplished
The final product of our project will be a docu-film, based on environmental issues to describe what we have managed to change through our project and how we can behave in a sustainable manner in the future. Pictures, videos, short essays by pupils, change in perceptions, impressions from our project, songs and music will be entailed in this shared documentary that will be published at the end of the Project in our webpage and etwinning platform. Responsible for this activity will be the School from Valencia.
P20 – Final Report
We will collaboratively write the final report of the project and publish the outcomes and deliverables via mass media and web to ensure maximum dissemination locally, nationally and internationally.