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eTwinning

What is eTwinning?

eTwinning is a free online community for schools in Europe which allows teachers, together with their students,  to find partners from other European schools and collaborate on projects within a secure network and platform. Research has shown that students who participate in eTwinning projects show improved performance and quality of work, because learning has a real purpose. eTwinning also helps in the development of lifelong skills, such as teamwork, collaboration and independent learning skills. Students also show improved communications, language and ICT skills.

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eTwinning in Our School

Our school has been participating successfully in eTwinning projects since 2010.  The following is a list of all the projects in which our school was involved:

Let’s make the best of nature! (2010 -2011)

Art and Biology students participated in this project, which was carried out in collaboration with schools from Poland and Spain. It involved the studying, through Biology, Art and photography, of flowers that are endemic to the respective countries. This project placed second in the Malta National Awards.

AL C2 H6 OL (2011 -2012)

Biology students participated in this project, which was carried out in collaboration with schools from Italy, France and Holland. This project studied the consumption of alcohol by school teenagers, and explained the health hazards of alcohol. The project placed first in the Malta National Awards, and second in the European awards.

Health4Life! (2012 -2013)

Biology and Social Studies students participated in this project, and worked in collaboration with schools from Italy, Holland and Belgium. This project investigated all the different ways of how one can lead a healthy life. This project placed first in the European awards. As a result of this, participating students had the opportunity to travel to Brussels for the European award ceremony.

Be Smart, Don’t Start (2013 -2014)

Biology and ICT students participated in this project, and worked in collaboration with schools from Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany. In this project students focused on the health hazards of cigarettes, both actively and passively. The project placed first in the Malta National Awards.

Care2Feed (2014 -2015)

Art, Biology and ICT students participated in this project, and worked in collaboration with schools from Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Romania. In this project students explored ways and means of how people today can become sustainable and ensure there is enough food and water for an estimated population of over 11 billion people on Earth! This project was carried out in collaboration with EXPO Milan 2015 competition. This project place first in the Malta National Awards, and placed first in the EXPO Milan competition. As a result of this, participating students had the opportunity to travel to Milan for the award ceremony.

Colours M@tter! (2015 -2016)

Art, Biology and ICT students participated in this project, which was carried out in collaboration with schools from Italy, Holland, Belgium and Ukraine. The world around us is a colourful one. Pigments are responsible for many of the beautiful colours we see in the plant and animal world. Life is rich in bright colours, from the green of photosynthesizing plants to the various colours found on the body of several animals and humans.  Colour plays a major role in the natural world such as mating, camouflage, or signalling danger.  Colours signal harvest time, breeding conditions, and the change of seasons, from the first greens of spring to the brilliant reds and browns of autumn. Humans make all sorts of colour choices every day.  The colours that surround us, directly and indirectly, affect the way we think, the way we respond and behave, and the mood that we’re in. Why do we tend to choose or prefer one colour over another?  Are colours perceived in the same way by all? How do colours influence living organisms?  These and several other questions were answered throughout this project.  All the work done throughout this scholastic year has been documented on a Webpage with the following link:

http://colours1516.wix.com/mriehel#!about/cee5

 

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