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

Students are digital natives and will use all forms of modern technologies to share, collaborate and promote their 21st century slant on preservation and yet innovation related to the project. 'Eco' is a much over used prefix, as are the terms 'reusing' and 'recycling' but these are often misunderstood. The project will use as its fundamental principle the prefix 'R€' to create activities beyond simplistic recycling. National and cultural idenities blur on many of the digital forums and many students dismiss or ignore the familiar in their search for the trans-world teen culture. To be responsible citizens students need to start by R€appraising their own environment and culture then R€discovering the heritage and principles that these are built on before sharing this with their colleagues and creating collaborative work. The students are the driving force of any project and their enthusiasm and imagination will take the project in many and diverse ways. To have responsible European Citizens does not happen in a vacuum and this project will expose all the students and staff to a large variety of other cultures to support their transition in to the global environment beyond the boundaries of their educational establishments. Responsibility starts at the very local level of our own immediate environment and the need to be aware of making maximum use of resources. Many of us only think of used materials from food and beverages as the basis for R€use but within each country the local environments show the ingenuity of our ancestors at R€inventing and R€juvenating existing buildings or structure which has carried onto the present day i.e. churches converted to flats and restaurants. This project will look at how these R€ projects have occurred and the entrepreneurial companies and individuals who have been responsible and the skill sets required to be involved in this type of activities whether in the work place or the voluntary sector. The range of partners spans institutions from the general secondary education through to colleges preparing students for the world of work and all will bring and share their skills and use literacy and numeracy to present their findings. Not only will they improve these skills but also by sharing information across the diverse socio-economic groups it will will enhance their skills under the health and well being umbrella Students will present and share their work on web sites, etwinning portal and blogs as well as at face to face meetings to build up an interesting resource based in their voyage of discovery. This basic outline is fluid and flexible enough to respond to issues raised by all the partner students and allow them to follow these strands to a conclusion.
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