COLEGIO SAN GREGORIO
Aguilar de Campoo, Spain
San Gregorio school is placed in the north of Spain. Our town is called Aguilar de Campoo, its population is about 7.000 habitants, most of them work in the two important biscuits factories. The sourrounding area is really beautiful from the natural and enviromental point of view.
About the school, we have three sections: Infant, Primary and High school. In Primary school we are about 240 students and 16 teachers. Among our students we have some emigrants from different countries: Paraguay, Romania and China. We also have a Bilingual section, we teach Science and Arts & Crafts through English as well as we teach English languages lessons. Our educational philosophy is "to work with the last ones in our society", so we have some students with specific educacional need, and another ones also with specific social needs.In some of our school levels we are a digital school so our students have their own laptop in which they have their digital classbooks and their acces to the Microsoft Technology and tools. We have been named as a Microsoft Showcase School because of the innovative use of the Microsoft tools.
Our main aim to join in this project is to develop the European atmosphere in our pupils, families, teachers and in the local area. Also we also hope to develop the languages skills in our school community.
HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL
We are a state funded Church of England junior school in the centre of Guildford and have recently embarked on a Hard Federation with Pewley Down Infant School, who will therefore be fully involved in the project. We have a higher than average number of children with special educational needs. We aim to take a full part in the project, with as many children as possible to be involved and to give the opportunity to a range of staff or governors to visit partner countries. We have experience of previous Comenius projects and also have the full International School Award so are fully committed to global education and creating meaningful links with partner schools.