Ireland Mobility May 2015

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Eighteen students and twelve teachers from all of our Comenius partner schools in France, Spain and England came to visit Clontuskert, Ireland in May 2015. They arrived on Monday 18th May and will leave Ballinasloe on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd May. We hosted them in Clontuskert school on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening we held a Community celebration from 7.00pm-9.00pm, in the school hall and there was fantastic community support.

So far students and teachers from Clontuskert have visited France and Spain.
Get a flavour of our adventures in France here:

In March 2015 we travelled to Spain:

About our Project

This Project blog is centred around five schools from all across Europe. In Comenius, schools from across Europe come together, to work on a project to learn about each other’s countries and cultures. The schools originally met at a Comenius Contact Seminar in Durham, England in 2008 and completed a project called STAGE: Seven Towards a Greener Europe between 2010 and 2012.

The Partner schools include two schools in England, a school in France, Ireland and Spain.
We also have two silent partner schools in Estonia and Sweden.
Our project name is SHAPE – which stands for S trong H ealthy hAppy P eoplE
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The five schools involved are:
Edmond Bocquier, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France
Dryden School, Gateshead, United Kingdom
The Oaks Secondary, Durham, United Kingdom
St Augustine’s N.S., Clontuskert, Ireland
Colegio Rural Agrupado, Valencia, Spain

Project Outline:

Year 1: 2013-2014: Nutrition and Food
Year 2: 2014-2015: Sport and Fitness

Year 1: 2013-2014: Nutrition and Food
1. Logo Competition Activity
2. Baseline Assessment of Healthy Eating in each country
3. Mascot Travel to each country and share information about countries
4. Healthy Breakfast:
• Swapping recipes/menus
• Make a Healthy Smoothie
• Breakfast in School
5. Mobility to England: March 2014
6. Healthy Traditional Food:
• Each Country will send a recipe and have one day where each country would make this recipe and post pictures on blog. Also send home
7. Food Language: Each Country’s Language. Each country will create a Powerpoint on Food and send to each other
8. Trip to local food producer. Report and photos on blog
9. Healthy Eating Poster Competition
10. Mobility to France: May 2014

Year 2: 2014-2015: Sport and Fitness
1. Baseline Assessment
2. PP: Famous Sports people and Exchange between countries
3. Film each country’s national/local dance. Upload onto blog. Each country perform during their own School Hosting
4. Mobility to Spain: November 2014
5. Each country sends rules of national game to others. You Tube clips of sport to be uploaded and embedded on blog.
6. Dictionary of Activities
7. SHAPE European Games Day
8. Play each National Game. Share on blog. Community Event
9. Mobility to Ireland: May 2015

Arriving in Ireland:
Welcome to our Comenius visitors from Spain and England who arrived today. We are looking forward to welcoming them to Clontuskert school tomorrow.

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Visiting Clontuskert School:

Today our Comenius partners from Spain, Dryden and the Oaks came to visit us in Clontuskert.
In the morning everyone had a tour of the school.

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We showed our new friends how to play handball, Spikeball and hurling.

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We held a healthy lunch in the school hall. Thanks to Elaine and Kathleen for all of their help.

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Next we travelled to Athlone Castle.

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We looked around the castle and learned about the history.

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Next we visited Luan Gallery where Aideen gave us a tour.

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Next we went bowling in Planet Entertainment. Super!

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Slán ó Baile Átha Luain!

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