Our Erasmus+ Project began in September 2019. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have been granted an extension, the project is now due to end in August 2022.
We have links with schools in Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. The project includes staff 'transnational visits' where we plan and evaluate our project and 'mobilities' which are trips with children.
What will we be doing?
21 - 25 October 2019 Transnational Meetings in Spain. Staff from all 5 schools met in Spain to plan our 2-year project and undertake joint training. Click here to find out what we did!
11 - 14 December 2019 UK staff visit to Grevena, Greece to undertake Risk Assessments. Click here to find out what we did!
27 - 31 January 2020 Mobility Visit to UK. Children and staff from all 5 schools will spend the week at The Beacon. Click here to find out more.
2 - 6 March 2020 Mobility Visit to Greece. Children and staff from all 5 schools will spend the week at 3rd Primary School Grevena, Greece. Click here to find out more about our visit to Greece!
December 2020 We're sharing Christmas messages between our schools. Listen to how we each share Christmas greetings in our own languages.
Visits are starting up again from November 2021
8 - 12 November 2021 Transnational Meetings in Italy. Mr Johnson and Mrs Billington will spend the week in our Italian partner school with staff from each partner school. We will be discussing how the project can continue. Click here to find out more about the visit and the local area.
The visits below have not yet taken place due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We're still in touch with our partners but the events below will have to wait!
19 - 23 October 2020 Mobility Visit to Slovenia. Children and staff from all 5 schools will spend the week at Osnovna sola, Planina pri Sevnici, Slovenia.
25 - 29 January 2021 Mobility Visit to Spain. Children and staff from all 5 schools will spend the week at Andres Garcia Soler Primary School, Lorca, Spain.
22 - 26 March 2021 Mobility Visit to Italy. Children and staff from all 5 schools will spend the week at Instituto Comprensivo San Rocco, Faenza, Italy.
24 -28 May 2021 Transnational Meeting in Greece. Staff from all 5 schools will meet in Grevena, Greece to assess the impact of and review the project. Final write up will be completed by the end of August 2021.
Our Erasmus+ project visits went 'on hold' due to the Coronavirus Pandemic after the Mobility visit to Greece in March 2020. We remained in touch with all our partner schools throughout the pandemic and are now discussing our next steps.
What are we learning about?
Our project will support children to learn about the local trades and cultures of each area, how the geography and history of the locality have influenced these and how technology could play a role in developing them into the future.
Who will be involved in the project?
All children at The Beacon will be involved in the project in some way as we celebrate this super opportunity to learn about our European partners' schools and localities over the two years.
We have grant funding from the EU to take 6 children and two staff on each mobility (visits where children from all 5 schools meet for a week). We will share further information about how children are selected with our parents and carers.
We have grant funding from the EU for two staff to visit for each Transnational Meeting. We also have funding to allow Risk Assessment Visits to countries where there isn't a Transnational Meeting prior to the Mobility visit.
In the school year 2019 - 2020, a minimum of 6 children from Y6 will visit Greece on the Mobility visit.
In the school year 2020 - 2021, a minimum of 6 children from years 5 and 6 (currently Years 4 and 5) will visit the schools on the Mobility visits.