European Commission – Education and Culture:
Socrates - Comenius 1: School Project


The project deals with:

ToleranceCultural HeritageInformation Technologies 

The project runs:

2001 – 2004

Partner schools:

Gymnazium, Velke Mezirici, Sokolovska 27, Czech Republic

I.E.S. “Martínez Vargas”, Barbastro, Spain

Maikkulan Koulu, Oulu, Finland

Kastellin Yläaste, Oulu, Finland

Noorderpoort College, Appingedam, Holland

Gesamtschule, Nohfelden / Türkismühle, Germany

The aims of the project: 

to spread the concept of European Citizenship among teachers and pupils

to promote tolerance and respect towards other races, cultures and societies and the peaceful cooperation

to stimulate the interest in studying European languages

to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education by motivating teachers and students to learn from others

to produce and share educational materials

The activities carried out:

The project involves six schools from five European countries. It lasts three school years, from September 2001 to June 2004. Students aged from 14 to 16 work on the project activities in different school subjects. 

Each Department in each school works in co-ordination with other countries according to the previously agreed programme. Each year, two parts of the programme are carried out. 

During the first part, the information for other schools is being prepared, worked out and placed in the common web site. In the second part, the information received from partners will be used and processed at each school.

Project meetings:

23. – 27. November 2000

preparatory visit, Barbastro

24. – 27. March 2002

project meeting, Gymnazium Velke Mezirici

3. – 7. May 2003 

project meeting, Oulu, Finland

10. – 14. May 2004

project meeting, Appingedam, Holland

End products:

A Web site with the information from all the Departments of our schools

Brochures showing different sections of the project and including the conclusions taken about thematic areas of the project

Audio-visual material shared among the schools

Pictures and photographs, texts, hand-made products

Internet chat sessions during the second year of the project

Video-conferencing among the schools enabling the “live communication

Departments working on the project:  

English, Civics, Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Music, Mother Tongue, History, Religious Education / Ethics, New Technologies, Cooking

Departments working on the project at our school:

English – PhDr. Irena Bachrova, PhDr. Dana Komarkova

Civics – Mgr. Ilona Pokorna

Biology – Mgr. Iva Dolezelova

Geography – Mgr. Rudolf Janecek

Mathematics – Mgr. Marcela Zrala

Physics – Mgr. Irena Placha

Music – Mgr. Katerina Svobodova