Rainbow Project - innovative and complementary
In what way is the project innovative and/or complementary to other projects already carried out?
The project we are submitting involves the integrated approach of a single theme on various subjects. For this project we have chosen as a theme THE ELEMENTS and throughout each semester for 24 months we will be dealing with each element (Water, Fire, Earth, Air) as it appears in more school subjects, both in the classroom, in clubs and in cross-curricular workshops. For example,
WATER will be analysed physically, biologically and chemically but we will also discover the symbols of the water in literature, art, we will multilinguistically analyse the lexical field of WATER, we will see how aquatic images can be used in photography and cinema, and we will also approach the topic of the use of water in nutrition.
The holistic approach of a theme and combining the formal methods and curricular activities with the non-formal methods and extracurricular activities form the very innovative aspect of the project.
Our school carried out for a semester a cross curricular topic centre which followed an Erasmus+ KA1 project, implemented in 2015-2016. The results were very good; the number of the participants has already increased with 20%. Taking into consideration the fact that the partner schools did not carry out such a project, they considered that it was appropriate that we share our experience. As far as we are concerned, since our partners are more experienced in other domains, the collaboration will help us very much to solve some problems we are confronting with (combining curricular activities with extra and cross curricular activities,
adjusting activities to the students who have special needs and who could not get involved, some organisation aspects, etc).