School has big plans for European project

Pictured is teacher Mrs Debbie Pyne, from the Grange School, who will be travelling to Germany, to work on a new project linking schools across Europe.
Pictured is teacher Mrs Debbie Pyne, from the Grange School, who will be travelling to Germany, to work on a new project linking schools across Europe.
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A TOWN school is aiming to develop its understanding of culture and language by linking up with countries across Europe.

The Grange School will put in a funding bid to the British Council after finalising the details of a project it is currently working on with schools in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Latvia and Poland.

If successful the money will be used to develop knowledge among children and staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, with the main focus being on elderly people.

The project will aim to include trips across the continent for pupils and regular video conferences.

Grange School teacher Debbie Pyne has headed to Germay this week to finalise the plans.

She said: “All the schools have been emailing each other since September and decided a project to work on, which will focus on the elderly.

“It will be about exploring what we can do for the elderly people in the community and what experiences and skills they can share with us.

“The schools in each country will do the same activities and we will then share experiences and see how they differ.

“If successful we are hoping to be able to take some children abroad to these countries and have others visit here. “That’s the ultimate aim and it would be a marvellous opportunity for the children.

“The main aim is to broaden the children’s minds and for them to learn about different cultures and languages.”