THE INITIATIVE PROMOTER’S PERSPECTIVE
his project is designed to help pupils to become more aware, through attitude and behaviour, of their responsibilities toward Mother Nature on Earth. Whilst they should recognise the differences between human beings in respect to their religion, race and gender, they should appreciate that we all have individual feelings which make us unique. Our international project provides opportunities to understand how children from other countries live and work, and helping the pupils to make more informed decisions about the future of our planet.
- To raise awareness about the importance of reusing and saving recycled materials to save our planet from destruction.
- To instill in our students the responsibility to work on this subject, as global citizens belonging to a future society.
- To increase our special students’ self-esteem, taking advantage of their abilities whilst working on those activities they can, to achieve the aims which have been set.
- To give the chance for older children to teach younger ones.
The project ran for three years and was designed to help the children become better global citizens through education for sustainable development.
Year 1: For the children to devise and implement energy saving measures to reduce consumption by 5%. (Whole school approach); To raise awareness of how recycled materials are valued in under developed countries, and to design and make toys from materials which would usually be thrown away, to illustrate this.
Year 2: For the children to devise and implement ways in which they can reduce school waste by 5% eg; paper reduction, composting and aluminium can recycling; To develop an appreciation of how children play traditional games in their schools.
Year 3: For the children to devise and implement ways of reducing water consumption by 5% whilst raising awareness of the global importance of water; To establish a shared mission statement of Global Citizenship.
THE NELLIP NETWORK’S PERSPECTIVE
THE NATIONAL AGENCY’S PERSPECTIVE
This is a project of international cooperation between schools. Students from partner schools work together on issues relating to the environment. The output is printed among other conclusions on these themes in five languages. The project meets the priority: CLIL.
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