Schools for Strategic Partnership

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The country which name have many spellings of it....

I read the poster for making bags that Carmen and Minjeung did, which I had read before the printed it out. And all of a sudden I thought, oh!!!! so the country which we will go to next is not spelled correctly, and if so that would be my fault as being the teacher. But then when I looked it up I now know that it can be spelled in different ways in English. Rumania, Romania and Roumania. (tle last one gets a red underline from Google though as if spelled wrong).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creative Poetry


Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reduce Reuse Recycle
Things we  should all do
Everyone plays their part
Still Ill being talking to all of you
All day everyday
Instead of paying money
Pay back the environment you live in
Cause wasting products ain’t funny

What others discard, we spare
Creating bags out of thin air
Using used t-shirts for others to share
Selling for a reasonable fare

T-shirts, pants, shoes you name it
For other valuables we trade it
But if torn dont worry
Something for others we’ll it

In the future our children
Will know the difference we gave them
So contribute now
So we don't rely on someone else to save them

- Sebastian, Raman, Marko, Ahmed, and Tom

Group going to Romania

Ms. Anneli Thompson & Ms. Marie Umerkajeff
Students: Giordan, Yoonsik, Axel, Daniel & Alejandro.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Starting doing some bags as inspiration

We got some bags from AI's class where he stressed sustainable design.
And M and C started sewing.

The group going to Romania started rehearsing on the play

The other students promoted the competition by visiting all classes in the annexe informing of the idea.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Today we got five new students

We divided all students in four groups, Poetry, Collectingboxes for used T-shirts, Poster for the Bag  Competition, and a investigation and plan for how we can implement a better system for bins in all class rooms.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The core group for this coming year 2016/2017

10 new and old students signed up for enrichment, this will be a great year!
Minjeung, Disha, Olivia, Yoonsik, Carmen, Daniel, Emma, Alejandro, Giordan, Axel

First lesson we tried to get to know each other through numbers. The bag that I have worked on as a reused one is not so suitable since I found out from Ms. Celino that the material in VHS-tapes are poisoned. So we need to think it over.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The description of the Enrichment course for 2016/2017

Reduce Reuse Recycle – joy of learning
SIS is part of a project that includes seven schools in Europe from north to south and from east to west Sweden, Poland, Rumania, Czech Republic, France, Spain and Turkey. The project is supported by Erasmus+. The theme of the project is the use of resources.  How we actually can reduce our 'throwaway' mentality! How we can open our eyes to the fact that we borrow from our next generation by making use of more than we give back of our natural environment. A bleak subject, it may seem. But it's never too late to give up - so why do it now? So what is likely for us involved to actually implement in everyday life of school - You are in charge owning your development through a creative project within enrichment. It is based on the desire to do. Wanting to change! and the feeling that it makes a difference! Some of the students in the enrichment group will go on a field trip to Rumania in November and some might go to Check Republic next year. Below are the units of work you can chose to work with.
  •       create ’green’ tour guides
  •       plant a tree - a day against deforestation - small actions can make a big impact
  •       forest day celebration or other themes for celebration
  •       project to make a school garden or adopt a park
  •       organize an environmental day for others teens (series of workshops) to discuss local environmental issues
  •       organize competition of poetry about project theme
  • create a shopping bag out of wasted material.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer in the air

I am of work for almost two months and are enjoying the warm weather in Sweden. I am also surfing on internet and stumbled over a great web page with lesson practice linked with the Swedish curriculum and environmental goals.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Planning for what comes next in this project

It was decided in Poland that we were all in our schools going to prepare proposals on bags expressing reuse. It came up various solutions. 

Either simple bags with messages that cause us to take greater responsibility for our throwaway mentality. 

Or that the bag itself is made of recycled materials. One can, for example chrochet bags of old plastic bags or old videotapes. It is only the creativity that sets the limits. 

The next meeting is with both teachers and students and the journey goes to Romania in early November. The penultimate meeting will be as in the Czech Republic also with both students and teachers during the early spring of 2017. Our final meeting is only a teacher and then the report shall be written and then carry your trip to Turkey.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ninth Day in Poland and back to Sweden

We happily arrived at Arlanda this morning ... after a long journey

.... which started up a bit stiff but ended up in lots of hugs and wet eyes. 

Bridges were built over Europe between young people with the theme of saving ourselves and our world and cherish diversity.

 Group of students attending Erasmus+ in Poland Reduce reuse recycle - joy of learning.