Gloucester meeting 1
Much progress has been made with the Comenius project which was set up in 2009 with the I.E.S.Reyes in Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain and the Institut-Cardijn in Arlon, Belgium. Under the guidance of Professor Mariano Chóliz from Valencia university the schools are researching the addiction of pupils to the new technologies. The first meeting took place in Spain in November 2009. Questionnaires were drawn up to be used in the three schools during the spring term. A DVD has been produced by the university of Valencia, outlining the risks of addiction and providing indicators of addiction. Mr Crumblehulme, Head of Psychology, has worked with year 12 pupils to deliver the programme to years 7-11.
A seond meeting has now taken place at Sir Thomas Rich’s and this has enabled the countries to carry out an initial analysis of the results of the surveys. Professor Mariano Chóliz will now carry out further analysis and we are presently awaiting the results.
Comenius projects are school-based projects funded by the EU with the aim of enhancing the European dimension of school eduaction, in particular by encouraging international cooperation between schools and promoting intercultural awareness and the learning of languages.