SHAPE 2013-2015

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Students and teachers from Clontuskert have visited France and Spain.
Get a flavour of our adventures in France here:

In March 2015 we travelled to Spain:

In May 2015 all of the project partners met in Ireland:

About our Project

This Project blog is centred around five schools from all across Europe. In Comenius, schools from across Europe come together, to work on a project to learn about each other’s countries and cultures. The schools originally met at a Comenius Contact Seminar in Durham, England in 2008 and completed a project called STAGE: Seven Towards a Greener Europe between 2010 and 2012.

The Partner schools include two schools in England, a school in France, Ireland and Spain.
We also have a silent partner school in Estonia and Sweden.
Our project name is SHAPE – which stands for S trong H ealthy hAppy P eoplE

The five schools involved are:
Edmond Bocquier, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France
Dryden School, Gateshead, United Kingdom
The Oaks Secondary, Durham, United Kingdom
St Augustine’s N.S., Clontuskert, Ireland
Colegio Rural Agrupado, Valencia, Spain

Project Outline:

Year 1: 2013-2014: Nutrition and Food
Year 2: 2014-2015: Sport and Fitness

Year 1: 2013-2014: Nutrition and Food

1. Logo Competition Activity
2. Baseline Assessment of Healthy Eating in each country
3. Mascot Travel to each country and share information about countries
4. Healthy Breakfast:
• Swapping recipes/menus
• Make a Healthy Smoothie
• Breakfast in School
5. Mobility to England: March 2014
6. Healthy Traditional Food:
• Each Country will send a recipe and have one day where each country would make this recipe and post pictures on blog. Also send home
7. Food Language: Each Country’s Language. Each country will create a Powerpoint on Food and send to each other
8. Trip to local food producer. Report and photos on blog
9. Healthy Eating Poster Competition
10. Mobility to France: May 2014

Year 2: 2014-2015: Sport and Fitness
1. Baseline Assessment
2. PP: Famous Sports people and Exchange between countries
3. Film each country’s national/local dance. Upload onto blog. Each country perform during their own School Hosting
4. Mobility to Spain: November 2014
5. Each country sends rules of national game to others. You Tube clips of sport to be uploaded and embedded on blog.
6. Dictionary of Activities
7. SHAPE European Games Day
8. Play each National Game. Share on blog. Community Event
9. Mobility to Ireland: May 2015


Comenius was named after Czech Bishop who was an educator from the 17th century and who is considered the father of modern education.

Comenius was a Czech teacher, educator, and writer. He served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren, and became a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna.

He is often considered the father of modern education.He lived and worked in many different countries in Europe, including Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Transylvania, the Holy Roman Empire, England, the Netherlands, and Royal Hungary

Comenius believed in the importance of education especially for the very young.

The Comenius Programme is an EU funded project that allows schools across Europe to develop links with each other.

It is part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme and the Comenius actions aim to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values.

Comenius also helps young people acquire the basic life skills and competences necessary for personal development, future employment and active citizenship

Comenius aims to:

Improve and increase the mobility of pupils and educational staff across the EU;

Enhance and increase partnerships between schools in different EU Member States

Encourage language learning, innovative ICT-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practices

Access to the Scoilnet Blogging Platform has been kindly been provided by the NCTE, the National Centre for Technology in Education ( ) in Ireland. This is the first Scoilnet Project Blog to work with schools throughout Europe and offers a unique opportunity for schools to share best practice and learning.

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