Tregoze Primary School has again been successful in its application for funding to undertake a pan-European Comenius project, involving eight other schools, from Spain, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Romania, Italy, Sweden and France.
Project coordinator Sue Adkin said: “It’s a lot of hard work and planning to get nine schools to work together, but it’s so good for the children to see how other people live and work in other countries. We’re very much in the early stages of a two year journey, but it’s great that we got nearly 100 per cent approval for our application.”
The first visit is taking place now with two teachers and two Year 6 pupils on a trip to Madrid to meet their partners.
Explaining the project’s theme Sue said: “We’re all going to be looking at how food is produced, where it comes from and how it gets to our plates. A lot of children think that food comes from the supermarket and that’s it. So we’ll be looking at how much food costs, and whether it’s better to eat locally and seasonally rather than shipping food all over the world.
“Next spring we’re going to start growing and cooking our own food, and collecting recipes from all across Europe.”
Pictured in the March Link, planning the next exchanges, Corinna Kuring, Sue Adkin, Frances Collins and project coordinator Heidi Barucki