Developing a diverse teaching and learning environment using Erasmus +
MPETNS embarked upon its first Erasmus + project recently which centred around developing areas of school life; I.C.T. and Wellbeing. Wellbeing has been highlighted and acted upon in a totally new way since completing our project. We have experienced the benefits of using mindfulness attitudes like acceptance, kindness, gratitude and curiosity by implementing learned concepts such as ‘Nurture School’ and EFT Tapping. We have also developed a digital learning curriculum which now includes not only coding and computational thinking but podcasting, video production and robotics all of which has resulted in our school being awarded the inaugural Digital School of Europe Award. We have recently welcomed Minister of European Affairs Thomas Byrne to our school to witness some of the results of our project.
We were delighted that the Minister was able to join us and take part in our student podcast where he discussed all things Europe as well as his own journey through primary school.