Recent and current international Erasmus projects
Partners from Spain, Italy, Newcastle, Estonia have been working on 'gamification' in maths creating an interactive maths game website inspired by Tomb Raider. The group also created a play and developed maths trails in Pompeii, Denia, Estonia, Corbridge and Durham. The Academy at Shotton Hall has hosted students from all these countries with students visiting all of the partner countries. Take a look at our Smart Maths website here.
The Bridge is a history project with partners from Norway, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands, where students have created newspapers from key dates in our national histories - out students chose 1066. The project resulted in a big conference which was attended by teachers from 24 schools (including students from Brazil) with presentations from Dutch, Spanish and Serbian schools.
Shotton Hall students, along with partners from Finland, Malta, Croatia and Malta, have been working on a project that project that challenge stereotypes. This will culminate in a big conference where we have secured a visit from a Greek parliamentary minister to speak about refugees in Greece. This conference will also include speakers from Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Macedonia specifically aimed at developing links between schools from countries which were embroiled in a bitter war until 2001 and which continues to feature in the news.
Partners from Martinique, Lithuania, Germany, Spain, Norway, Romania will soon be coming together with Shotton Hall students to work together to promoting job prospects and career advice.
In conjunction with our Duke of Edinburgh work, partners from Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy came together to learn about geo-mapping. Students have worked on creating maps and routes for hill walking and cycling in the area and have visited all partner schools. The project has been so successful that it won a quality award from the British Council.