The Wallace High School International Teaching and Learning using Digital Technology project made possible after securing Erasmus+ funding.
The Wallace High School has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding.
The Project will be carried out with the school’s partners in the Athénée Léonie de Waha school in Belgium, the Institut Nou de Sant Gregori in Cataluña, Spain and the Fundación Zalima college in Córdoba, Spain and centres around how new technologies improve language learning, motivation and autonomy within and beyond the classroom setting.
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport, with the EU committing £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.
The project is funded under Key Action 2 of the programme.
The Wallace High School Project co-ordinator Pam Brown said: “We are delighted to have been successful in Erasmus+ in light of how competitive funding applications are in the UK and we are looking ahead to starting the project properly in October when we host our first planning conference for participating teachers. Both teachers and students will benefit from the project and several will have the opportunity to learn abroad.”
For more information about funding opportunities visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk, or use the hashtag #epluspeople to see what other projects are doing across the UK.
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For more information about the project name, please contact: ([email protected] or telephone Miss P Brown on 02892 672 311 )
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. It significantly increases EU funding (+40%) with an overall budget of €14.7 billion (£12 billion) for the development of knowledge and skills and aims to increase the quality and relevance of qualifications and skills. Two-thirds of its funding will provide grants for more than 4 million people to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad in 2014-2020 (compared with 2.7 million in 2007-2013). The period abroad can range from a few days up to a year. In the UK, it is expected that nearly 250,000 people will undertake activities abroad with the programme. Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of Lifelong Learning, including schools education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. Erasmus+ provides funding for organisations to offer opportunities to students, teachers, apprentices, volunteers, youth leaders and people working in grassroots’ sport. It will also provide funding for partnerships between organisations such as educational institutions, youth organisations, enterprises, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as support for reforms in Member States to modernise education and training and to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and employability.
The programme is managed in the UK by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, which is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.
Further information from www.erasmusplus.org.uk
Last modified: March 14, 2017