PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2008-1-GB1-COM06-00578

Food for Thought

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Denmark
  • Slovenia
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Barker's Lane Community School

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Primary school

    ADDRESS

    Barker's Lane – Wrexham

    CONTACT PERSON

    Shan Stapley

    Food for Thought

    The Food for Thought project will bring together nine European schools in Denmark, England, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Wales: Our mix of partners reflects the diversity within the European Union. This partnership includes brand new private schools and established public schools from small rural communities to urban capital cities. Students will discover, study and share information about food, climate and traditions in all of our partner countries. They will use conventional and new technologies to compare temperature readings over two years, produce a multilingual dictionary of weather terms, grow local produce to make their own dinner, make a calendar of international festivals, a picture cookery book of traditional recipes, and finally produce a healthy lifestyle guidebook based on proper eating and exercise. Regular meetings of teachers will ensure appropriate planning and evaluation at every stage. These will also enable a thorough understanding of European education systems. The Food for Thought project will not only benefit each school but also their associated local communities. As our pupils gain a greater understanding of food production and preparation the knowledge of these young Europeans will directly filter upwards through family, local and international communities creating a healthier generation of Europeans.

    RESULTS
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Denmark
  • Slovenia
  • Romania
  • Grow your own dinner

    Each school prepared an allotment for pupils to grow vegetables. Sometimes land from the community was donated. Pupils recorded the growth of vegetables with photographs, reports. A hyperlinked power point to be used by students and teachers as a resource for growing vegetables across 9 European countries which compares monthly growth in each country. The presentation is divided into 2 sections. 1. Allotments by country in 2009. 2. Monthly comparison of 9 countries allotments.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Teachers, Trainers, Educators

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Image set

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to mailbox@barkerslane-pri.wrexham.sch.uk

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes