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The Lakes in Our Lives
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project is about water and the water resources in the lives of the partner schools. Each school is located close to a lake, or similar water resource. Water resources and sustainable development are a major concern for the international community. The United Nations dedicated the decade from 2005 – 2015 to the action“Water for Life“ and the European Union has launched the action "Blueprint“ to protect and safeguard Europe‘s water resources. Within this framework, the communities that are located on the shores of a lake are depositories and custodians of an important resource, hence it is the duty for schools to educate students to be aware of the importance of this resource and to understand the practice of responsible use. Our objective is to address the need for public responsibility and sustainability of important water resources by addressing the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the natural environment, also the history and the cultural impact the lake has on local communities. Moreover, economies are driven by the need for creating new employment opportunities, such as tourist resorts, hydro-electic projects, real estate and other infrastructural projects. This project is aimed at educating younger generations to be able to reconcile economic development and environmental protection through an understanding of local and international water resources and the ethical and civil responsibility we have to protect them for the future. We are seven schools in total from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds who will aim to create dynamic learning environments for our students through integrated teaching of students who are both performing well in their studies and students who are struggle with their learning and are at risk of dropping out of school. The activities of the project will involve different school curriculum subjects like active citizenship, geography, cultural heritage, physics, biology, economics, history and social sciences, artistic education and sports. Each project meeting will be devoted to a theme and will provide the opportunities to exchange and discuss the information gathered. There will be a contest between the international groups for the logo of the project, as well as posters and videos from each of the meetings. A website for the project will be be upgraded regularly with the results of the activities. Our vision is to encourage active participation from the students and staff to carry the project into their local communities and become active advocates for environmental protection on a local and international level.
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