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    Erasmus and Euroschoolnet 2000 Meeting

    Posted On: 16/10/17

    During the period 3-6th October teachers Graham Hesketh and Tim Rumsey joined 30 other teachers from across Europe in Landgraaf, Netherlands in order to participate in the Erasmus KA 2 project meeting ‘How to live study and work in another EU country’ and to discuss other items of interest at the Annual General Meeting of Euroschoolnet 2000.

    Now entering its final year, the Erasmus project has so far seen students from Joyce Frankland Academy visit 6 other schools around Europe and in the forthcoming months further students will travel to the Basque Country, Spain and Estonia, before it is the turn of the academy to host 32 students from their partner schools in the project in April. Then in May teachers from the participating schools will return to the academy in order to finish the dissemination process of the project and write up the final report before submitting it to the European Commission. All agree that the aims of the project so far are being met and students are able to get an understanding of how it is to live, study and work in another EU country.

    At the AGM of Euroschoolnet 2000, new members from Germany and France were welcomed into the network and met with teachers from Sicily, Italy, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Finland and the host country the Netherlands to discuss future projects and greater cooperative measures as the network celebrated its 17th year in existence. It was also a pleasure to see retired teachers at the AGM and organised activities, including former secretary of the network and teacher at Joyce Frankland when the school was known as Newport Free Grammar School Sue Hembry who had traveled to the Netherlands with her husband Piers. Next year the AGM will be held in the Basque Country and already invitations have gone out to other schools across Europe in the hope they will join this growing network which offers so much to participating schools, teachers, and students.