Partnerschools

 

Ursulinenschule Fritzlar

Ursulinenschule Fritzlar

Neustädter Straße 39
Germany
34560 Fritzlar
ursulinenschule.de

Coordinator: Birgit Anders (birgit@anders.de)

The Ursulinenschule (URS) is a public catholic school in Fritzlar in the north of Hesse, a medieval, imperial town with a rich cultural heritage. It’s a comprehensve school with a sixth-form curriculum founded in 1713 by the sisters of the order of Saint Ursula (O.S.U.).
We have 1100 students and 105 teachers. The school is characterized by a long tradition and history which does not prevent us from looking into the future and preparing our students to be a responsible and active part of a globalized and quickly changing world.
Furthermore, social abilities are very important to us and we promote empathy and social involvement with people living in different social conditions. Charity performances in order to support our twinned school in Miramar/Perou or people in India as well as a cooperation between our school and the institutions in the local community, for example a home for senior citizens, are very important for our identity.

Our school is marked by a wide range of activities and projects covering such fields as theatre, film, music, mediation, occupational orientation, learning methods and study habits etc. In addition, we attach great importance to supporting students who are disadvantaged in any way. We also have migrant pupils from mainly Eastern Europe. International relationships are also very important. Therefore, we have exchanges with partnerschools in France, the USA, India and Perou.

IES VEGAS BAJAS

IES VEGAS BAJAS

Virgen de Barbaño, s/n
Spain
06480 Montijo
www.iesvegasbajas.com

Coordinator: Silvia González Chaves (iesvegasbajas@gmail.com)

I.E.S. "Vegas Bajas" was created in 1967 as a High School dependent on High School "Santa Eulalia" of Merida, but became independent the following year. From 1970 our High School has been offering night studies too. With the addition of Vocational Studies of Bakery in 1999-2000 the current structure of our High School was finally established.

At present, I.E.S. "Vegas Bajas" hosts 11 groups of E.S.O. with the following levels: 3 groups of 1º, 3 groups of 2º, 3 groups of 3º and 2 groups of 4 º ESO. About baccalaureate, our School has 2 groups of 1º and 2 groups of 2, in the categories of "Natural Science and Health" and "Humanities and Social Sciences".

It is also running a group of PCPI I and other of PCPI volunteer module, and other of Intermediate Training Course, in the scope of "Bakery and Food Industries". Evening classes are taught in classes to groups 3º and 4º of ESPA and baccalaureate. We have a total amount of 630 students, which come from the same town and the villages of Lácara and Barbaño.

The teaching staff has 51 teachers and non-teaching staff has two secretaries, three custodians, maintainers, five cleaners, a computer administrator and a social educator.

Our town is located in a rural area with many farms although in the district of Montijo there are companies of canned goods (fruits and vegetables) and olive oil. The town is a commercial center and has businesses in the construction sector, too. The town grew in the last 60’s due to the creation of Plan Badajoz (Plan for irrigation and Colonization).

The unemployment rate in Montijo in December 2010 was around 42,25%, most of the population are working class and their education skills are low.

The number of dropout among our students isn’t especially high, despite the risk of social exclusion in this disadvantaged area. We have some NEE (special education), ethnic minority (gypsies especially) and migrants pupils. They are served by the Counseling department.

Zespół Szkół Urszulańskich

Zespół Szkół Urszulańskich

Address Plac Nankiera 16
Poland
PL51 - Dolnośląskie
www.urszulanki.edu.pl

Coordinator: Dorota Kuzniewska (d.kuzniewska@onet.eu)

Zespół Szkół Urszulańskich is a public catholic school in Wrocław, the fourth largest city in Poland.
Our school consists of lower secondary school (students at the age of 12-15) and upper secondary school (students at the age of
16-19). 

It is the school run on a daily mode, in which the students finish their education by taking a graduation exam and can continue their
learning on a higher level.
We stress the importance of foreign language learning (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin). On the premises there is a dormitory which enables the students from the smaller towns to get access not only to education but also to other facilities which the city has to offer. We cooperate with non – profit organisations and we take the opportunity to benefit from various types of activities for schools.

Mehmet Çelikel Lisesi

Mehmet Çelikel Lisesi

Terakki Mah.Lise Sok.No:6
Turkey
TR811 - Zonguldak
http://mebk12.meb.gov.tr

Coordinator: Özlem Kaplan (ozlem.kaplan41@gmail.com)

Mehmet Çelikel High School is a co- educational high school with 650 students and 55 teachers.Admission is based on the standardized high school entrance exam developed by the Ministry of National Education.Students are between 14 to 18 and highly motivated but they are generally from outskirts of our city with economical problems as their families were made redundant after the closure of the coal mines. Education is in Turkish but students also learn English and German as a second language.

MÇL has strong ties with different schools and education systems with the help of the European Projects. The school is situated in a place where there is a lot of unemployment and pollution is one of the biggest problem in the city.Once there used to be many forests with different species of plants but now many of them are in danger of exctinction such as peanut trees,oak trees and wild strawberries indigenious to the area.There is a big thearmal plant that was newly constructed and created a devastated destruction on the people and the nature especially the chestnut trees.We belive that with the help of this project we will raise awareness on the issues we encounter and we will help the endangered species of trees to survive.

Furthermore it is situated in a place which needs raising awareness on the issue of environment pollution and the unemployment which the city has been facing for some time after the closure of the coal mines.The city does not have as many opportunities as it had in the past and teenagers need to be guided for other ways of stepping into the world of work.We want to enable them acquire new work opportunities through the abilities they will gain with the help of the project.The place where the school is situated is rich in the historical places with the inclusion of the UNESCO World Heritage but it is not widely known and it attracts few tourists because of the lack of promotion.It is evident that the place is economically disadvantaged so with the help of the tourism we may have better job opportunities as well..We want to disseminate the beauty of the place to a wider group and in this way create more job ooprtunities for the place with the help of the tourism.

Hammarö kommun

Hammarö kommun

Mörmovägen 5
Sweden
SE311 - Värmlands län
https://www.hammaro.se

Coordinator: Anna Nilsson (Anna.Larsson@SKOLA.HAMMARO.SE)

We are one of two lower secondary schools in our small municipality of about 14 000 inhabitants. Our school is compared to the other schools presented in the project, pretty small with about 250 pupils and about 30 employees. The students are between the ages of 12 and 16. We are located at the most northern part of the big lake Vänern. Hammarö is an island but with road connections to the closest big city, Karlstad. The region is located just between our capital, Stockholm and our second biggest city, Gothenburg. Hammarö is well known in the world because of our industry, STORA, it is a part of the Paper Province and produces big amounts of cardboard products. We are in one of the wood richest regions of Sweden.

The school has for a lot of years had an ongoing environmental and social project together with a school in Colombia, where we have built a sister school and bought a lot of rainforest. Our woodwork teacher is part of an organization called the Wood in the School. He teaches all pupils in different ages on Hammarö about the woods and how to live together with it without hurting its resources. The students in 7th grade are also invited to sessions with Swedish wildlife inspectors to learn about our big 5s. We have for instance wolves in our regional woods, bear is also a big one. Every student also visits the paper mill at least on time during their first nine years in school. The students in 8th grade also get the opportunity of having one week practice in the laboratorium of the paper mill.

Hammarlunden is a school with excellent results in Swedish comparisons and most of our students go to higher level of studies such as university.