We are placed in Pilar de la Horadada, a village on the south east coast of Spain with around 25,000 inhabitants. We are surrounded by two seas: Mediterranean Sea and Mar Menor. The Mar Menor is has an idyllic microclimate and had perfect conditions to enjoy nautical sports. Unfortunately, some serious pollution issues have been affecting this beautiful and unique lagoon lately, issues that would be studied during this project.
Mediterraneo School has 695 students, 241 in Pre-Primary stage (3-5 years old) and 454 in Primary Education (6-12 years old). The average ratio per class is 25 students. 203 students are immigrant now in our school from 25 different nationalities.
The School has 49 teachers as well as a psychologist and two special educators.
In 2009 we started a multilingual project, an innovative project in our area. Our main goal was to improve the English and Valencian language proficiency level of our students through CLIL methodology. We teach Science and Arts and crafts in
English and P.E. in Valencian language. We are a Science friendly school and we work this subject through experiments, turning our students into little investigators.
In our school we also use the ICT: Methodology using Tablets, google Chrome computers, Interactive whiteboards, computers room, Internet access in all classes. We use tablets and computers for investigation and lessons based on cooperative learning. We also teach Robotics, Scratch and participate in the World Robot Olympiads and the Hour of Code.
We have already learnt and experienced that participating in this kind of project has many advantages: not only are teachers and students but also the whole local community who broadens their cultural horizons and become more open-minded while
improving their linguistic skills. Our staff is willing to be involved in enriching activities like the ones in this project. Environmental issues in our area as well as our new projects about recycling and permaculture can also contribute to this project.
Our school is involved in many projects and educational programs in order to attend to diversity. In these projects our students are helped by teachers beyond the school schedule, as well as they participate in enriching activities such as drama, chess, art
or Robotics. Moreover, we have started two eco-friendly new projects recently: one about recycling and another one about permaculture. We try to foster in our students their interest towards other countries and cultures and we have participated in two previous Erasmus + KA219 so far.
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