ERASMUS PEN PALS

The programme Erasmus + IHMB has given our students the opportunity to make new international friends and keep in regular contact with them. However, this opportunity is not only offered to those students actually going on the exchanges, the programme goes beyond that. As a result of one of the meetings held by the teachers in charge of the organisation of the programme an idea was born, and it has successfully become a reality.
In December 2018, a group of 12- and 13-year-old students from both ÍES Sol de Portocarrero (Spain) and Europaschule Rövershagen (Germany) started to exchange letters in which they have introduced themselves and talked about different things such as their hobbies, their schools, their families, their life in Spain or in Germany, and the differences and similarities between both countries. Students are really excited about this exchange, which not only allows them to make new friends and learn about different customs, but it also gives them the chance to practise their foreign language skills in a real context. Plus, in the age of technology…. we’ve gone old school! Most of these students have never received an actual letter and they are having so much fun writing and decorating them!
Hopefully, they can build friendships that last a lifetime!

Short-term exchanges Assessment

Get access to the short-term exchanges mid-term assessment clicking on the next link to documents section of our webpage: 

ERASMUS+IHMB DOCUMENTS: ASSESMENT

There are some of the most remarkable results achieved by now in relation with the objectives of Erasmus+ IHMB project taking into account the opinion of participants (average between three surveys passed):

A. Project is contributing to (selected in order of preference by participants):

  1. Get to know students from other countries: 80’4%
  2. Improve English skills of participants: 73,8%
  3. Work on values like respect, workgroup, fair play: 60,2%
  4. Develop social skills and relationships: 58,3%
  5. Promote a healthy lifestyle: 46,7%

B. Activities were useful for (Yes/Liitle Bit/No):

  1. Integrate people with different capacities and backgrounds: Yes (88%) Little (11,3%) No (0,7%)
  2. Establish friendships and develop feeling of brotherhood and unity with other people of the EU: Yes (89%) Little (10,9%) No (0,1%)
  3. Create a more healthy lifestyle on participants free time: Yes (61,1%) Little (33%) No (5,9%)
  4. Improve the self-steem of the participants: Yes (77,6%) Little (16,4%) No (6%)
  5. Develop the interest to get to know people of other countries, cultures and languages: Yes (94,7%) Little (5,3%) No (0)

C. Asked about their interest to participate in new Erasmus+ projects, 94,2% of participants say YES

D. Some highlighted answers to the last question: ‘Do you think this Erasmus+ project will help to improve your own school/school’ life? If yes, in which aspects?

  • ‘Hopefully this way some students will be more open-minded and have more self-esteem and the school will become more European’.
  • ‘Refiriéndome al aula especifica del centro, ha servido para mejorar y fomentar la inclusión del alumnado con NEE con resto de integrantes en la actividad además de, mejorar a nivel personal sus habilidades sociales y físicas.’ ‘Refering to the specific group of  students with SEN of our school (IES SOL DE PORTOCARRERO), it’s been useful to improve and encourage the inclusion of these students with the rest of participants, as well as to improve social and physical skills at a personal level’
  • Sí. Este proyecto da una proyección europea al instituto que es muy enriquecedora para toda la comunidad educativa. La posibilidad de compartir experiencias de este tipo con compañeros de otros países es muy positiva. Con este tipo de proyectos se favorece, sin lugar a dudas, la calidad educativa de nuestras enseñanzas.’ Yes. This project has an European impact for our high school very enriching for the whole school community. The chance to share these experiences with other countries mates is very positive. This kind of projects benefits the quality of our education without any doubt.
  • Para los alumnos con NEE del aula específica del centro ha sido un gran proyecto para fomentar la inclusión con el resto. Así como mejorar sus habilidades sociales en distintos contextos.’ It’s been a great project for the students with SEN of our school in order to encourage their inclusion among the rest of students. as well as to improve their social skills in different contexts’.
  • Hopefully this way some students will be more open-minded and have more self-esteem and the school will become more European’.
  • ‘Yes, not only do I think so, I can make sure it did indeed. Actually, everyone got excited. I used to get on my bus hearing slight whispers about the foreigners. Some people who didn’t host anyone came and greet the “foreigner” as something really exotic. Our mind really came out from Almería. Friendships were built just triggered by sports and those activities we made, and friendships still groove nowadays. I am proud of our work, and proud of our school’s work.’
  • Yes, to do different things that we dont use to do. Erasmus + has helped to ies sol de portocarrero in a lot of different ways. For example, now we have facebook, instagram and a lot of social medias. Also to get out of the routine, get to know each other better and to encourage the english.’

  

 

 

 

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

We want to dedicate today’s post to Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which is the biggest student association in Europe. For 25 years, students have been helping others in the whole process of their journey abroad, promoting mobility, tolerance and open-minded approach to life.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visiting its webpage and getting to know more about this international student association which was born in 1989 aiming for the support and development of student exchange.

Thanks ESN!

ESN Erasmus Student Network

This is ESN

Hope ESN encourages our students to start our little Erasmus Student Association in our schools within Erasmus+ IHMB project.

Coordinator’s Training in Tenerife

Tenerife held the training seminar for coordinators of Erasmus+ projects in Key Action 2 (KA2), between 27-29 September 2017. This seminar, organized by the Spanish National Agency (SEPIE) supposed the starting point for the implementation of our project.

We learnt a lot in two days and also had the opportunity to enjoy one of the most touristic cities of Spain, located in the Canary Islands. Enriching experience which motivate us to continue working ahead in this exciting project.