This project aims to help primary and lower-secondary school students (6-14 years old), their parents and teachers to integrate them into the new classroom environment. This can be applied to both students coming from another country or returning from abroad.
Adaptation allows us to survive and benefit from our environment. We do not always have to make intensive use of our capacity to adapt, but in the educational context it is essential to pay attention to this capacity to achieve a correct psychosocial, emotional, and cognitive development. This is because all kinds of students come together in the classroom, each with their own characteristics, needs and different learning rhythms.
Far from understanding cultural diversity as a possible source of conflict, at SCHOOL-ADAPT we believe that it should be treated as an opportunity to enhance students' ability to adapt. In the framework of the EU, the current migratory flow means that many children have to face a new environment, distant and different from the one they were used to. Adapting to a new environment is not always an easy process, especially when the necessary resources are not available. In this project, we want to contribute to the successful adaptation of all pupils to the new school environment.
Online - 10th December 2020
The kick-off meeting of the project took on the 10th December 2020. It took place online due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. At this meeting the partners laid the basis for future cooperation.
Reus, Spain - 9th and 10th September 2021
During the meeting, the developed content of the Models was discussed and recommendations were made for their improvement. We also suggested ideas for the implementation of the other project results, had the opportunity to get to know each other better and enjoy the beautiful city of Reus.
Paralimni, Cyprus - 7th and 8th April 2022
During the meeting, we discussed the development of the online e-learning platform and the m-learning course for parents and laid the basis for the training toolkit based on the previously developed models. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful city of Paralimni and its surroundings with our host Xenion International School.
Paralimni, Cyprus - 26th to 30th September 2022
The training was attended by 2 experts per organisation.
The aim of the event was to train the staff of the project partners on the approaches and results developed within the project.
The experts also evaluated the materials and gave suggestions for improvement, which was essential for the quality of the final products.
Assisi, Italy - 7th to 11th November
The Assisi International School of Fondazione Patrizio
Paoletti hosted in Assisi (Italy) pupils from Cyprus and Poland and their teachers under "We are ALL different, yet we are ALL the same" event.
It was an opportunity to transfer to pupils to respect and celebrate the differences in all people, learning together about the concept of diversity, cultural awareness, acceptance, tolerance, as well as spark their curiosity about different countries and cultures.
Rome, 1st and 2nd December 2022
During the meeting, the partners discussed the progress of the project. Among other things, the results of the successful short-term student exchange were presented. Most of the time was devoted to the development of the Training Toolkit -Pupil Adaptation, i.e. the creation of a toolkit with tips for teachers on how to implement the models.
Lublin, 11th and 12th May 2023
In the last meeting of the project, we had two hosts: OIC Poland and Zespol Szkol im. Unitow Podlaskich w Wohyniu.
On the first day we met in Wohyn to discuss the last activities to finalise the pilotings and the fine tuning of the materials. On the second day, the meeting took place in Lublin, at the project coordinator's venue. On this occasion we talked about quality, impact and sustainability.