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Arts through Europe
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The internationalization of society and the growing mobility across the borders of nations is putting pressure on people’s ability to realize and live with the values inherent in cultural diversity. Schools should help people develop relateable identities, which should not only include that which is specific for a nation, but also that which is European and global. Teaching art is a way to increase the pupils’ knowledge of our collective European cultural heritage. Today, exchanges of culture and communication are happening across borders to a much greater degree than before. The main goal of schools, therefore, must be to prepare pupils to live in a changing society, where values and cultures meet, and to give pupils the tools they require to participate and act in matters concerning the society. ICT is an important tool for all partner countries. Both teachers and pupils need to develop their knowledge of ICT. In today’s interconnected society, it is natural to communicate using ICT. The available digital and/or technical solutions give us the possibility to participate in each others’ art projects and exhibitions in a rapid and varying fashion. We are five schools in this project: - A primary school from Northern Ireland with 282 pupils age 4-11 years old. The school is coeducational and accommondates pupils of all abilities. - An infant /primary/secondary and upper secondary school in the Basque country, 1416 pupils. The school is following an inclusive educational model. - A secondary school in Nord Rhein/Westfahlen, Germany with 880 pupils. The school has got prizes being a succesful "Europaschule" five years in a row. - A primary/secondary school in Brandenburg, Germany with 502 pupils. The school has a sport profile. - A primary school from Sweden with 450 pupils. The school is surrounded by forests and works a lot with outdoor education. Activities: 1. - Each school studies the national art history. Each school visits a national art museum. Each school makes a presentation of a well known national artist and shares it with the other schools on the blog. 2. - Each school makes an exhibition with sculptures, craft etc. inspired by the other schools presentations. 3. - Each school makes an intervju of a local artist. It will be uploaded on the blog and shown to all the pupils as an inspiration for the next task. - Each school makes a mural with the help of the local artist. The mural will be shown at an exhibition. Dissemination Participating organisations - all partners will exchange work by web uploading on the blog - discussions of staff in each school and with all teachers in project at project meetings - reporting in school documentation - exhibitions in each participating school - wall displays in each schools Local communities - publishing in the local press - public exhibitions together with the local artist. Invitations sends to the local politicians as well to the members of other schools and the local society Impact - European integration - enhance a sense of European citizenship among staff and pupils. - The knowledge of European art will enhance European identity of all children in each school. - The project will enhance the pupils creativity and increase their skills in using arts and crafts to express themselves. - The project will have a positive impact on the pupils reading skills in both the native language as in English. - The project will have a positive impact on pupils' and staff's ICT skills. Sustainability The successful work in arts will be a part of each school´s curriculum. We want to continue the work with arts as a way of learning about Europe and it´s history.
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