Erasmus Programme takes Off at Our Lady’s – March 2020
Our Erasmus project is only five weeks away. Hard to believe that soon we will have students from various European countries descending on Templemore on the 21st of March for one week. We are so honoured and delighted to receive these students and to host the March mobility section of the Erasmus project.
The aim of the project is to build up cultural and educational links between teachers and pupils throughout Europe. Many students in Our Lady’s have already been in contact with their linking student and are already making links with their visiting student and their family. Many of these students will be staying in various places such as Roscrea, Castleiney, Killea, Borrisoleigh and of course Templemore. We have no doubt they will receive a wonderful welcome when they arrive.
As you know, we have been awarded EU sponsorship towards an European Erasmus project. There are schools from five European countries involved. The five schools involved are Neue Mittelschule Kohfidisch in Austria, Istituto comprensivo Anna Frank in Italy, Osnovna sola Krizevci in Slovenia, Peyo Yavorov in Varna Bulgaria and of course Our Lady’s Secondary School.
The focus on our project is based on the flipped classroom I.T technique. Many workshops will take place in Our Lady’s during the Erasmus week.
Ms. Tina Fogarty, Mr. Alan Hogan and Ms. Patricia Higgins have recently completed a planning workshop for this project in Austria. There will be five students along with three representative teachers and/or principals from each school arriving in Templemore.
Later on, we will be taking applications for five students along with two teachers to travel to Slovenia in November 2020. We will also be taking applications for another five students with another two teachers who will travel to Sicily in March 2021.
Exciting times ahead and lots of areas for students to become involved.
The Erasmus team at Our Lady’s.
In November 2019 Ms Tina Fogarty, Mr Alan Hogan and Ms Patricia Higgins traveled to Kofidisch in Austria to take part in an Erasmus workshop. It was here where representatives from each country of our Erasmus programme met for the first time.