Future Inventors, New Discoveries
We were really delighted that our application for a second European project was approved. Our project was called the FIND (Future Inventors, New Discoveries) Project. The aim of the project was to develop innovative teaching methods in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths subjects and to help children to develop a lifelong interest in these subjects.
Activities over the three years will include robotics, coding, astronomy, mobile technologies and multimedia. There will be opportunities for pupils to visit some of our partner schools.
As part of the project we received funding to refurbish two rooms in school. Our new ‘Future Classroom Lab’ was completed in November and it really is a fantastic new learning space.
In April, pupils from Year 5 and 6 visited our partner school in Patras, Greece as part of our Erasmus+ FIND project. They worked with staff and pupils from our partner schools in Malta, Italy, Poland, Norway and Greece. The focus of the work was robotics and engineering. We were very proud of our pupils as they presented their robotics work at an international conference in Greece. The team also visited the Acropolis in Athens and Ancient Olympia. They had special permission to visit the International Olympic Academy and learn more about the Olympic philosophy. Staff and pupils had a fantastic week and have come back to Howes ready to lead some exciting robotics workshops for all classes.
If you know anyone who might be able to help us with any of the project activities, please don’t hesitate to speak to Miss Cooke or Mrs Bollands.