We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to take part in 3 Erasmus + Projects beginning this school year. New Cross College will participate in 3 new KA229 European Interschool Partnership Projects, within the Erasmus + Program.
The projects are entitled:
- Digistories of Generation Z
- Bright Careers
- Our Earth, Our Home (which we will be coordinating).
The first project, “Digistories of Generation Z”, will take place in partnership with schools in 5 other European countries: Romania, the coordinating country, Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain and Italy. The project aims to improve students’ digital skills by creating videos and presentations on various topics of current interest using programs such as Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Vimeo, Zeemaps etc. The project activities will focus on several subthemes such as: social inclusion, literature, innovative practices in a digital age and will support intercultural dialogue, continuing the efforts to introduce students to what national and European culture means.
The second project “Bright Careers” will take place in partnership with 4 other European countries: Romania, the coordinating country, Turkey, Spain and Portugal. The project encourages students to make personality based careers decisions. This will enable our students to choose a career that will make them happy throughout their working lives. The project includes 5 learning – teaching – training activities. These include careers fairs, interview technique workshops and work experience modules.
The third project “Our Earth, Our Home” will take place in partnership with 5 other European countries: New Cross College will be representing Ireland as the coordinating country, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Italy. The project will highlight the importance of caring for our planet and strive to develop a sense of belonging to a common European space. Students will work together to promote European cultural heritage and develop social skills by working in multicultural teams using care for our Earth as a link. The project will also promote English and the development of the European dimension of schools.
These projects are available to New Cross College students aged between 14 and 18. They provide our students with a wonderful opportunity to discover and develop new skills whilst working in partnership with their European peers. These projects also allow our students to discover new cultures, experience different educational systems, develop team working skills and create friendships whilst visiting other European countries.
Our students organised a Kris Kindle & video call with our European Counterparts that we will be visiting soon: