Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe.
In the UK the Erasmus+ programme is delivered by the UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. The National Agency reports to the Department for Education (DfE).
The King’s School has been successful in securing funding for Strategic Partnerships.
This programme will support organisations across the fields of education, training, youth and sport to develop partnerships, share best practice and work collaboratively to help improve provision, boost growth and create jobs.
The Erasmus+ project offers students and teachers a unique opportunity to obtain education, training, development and work experience in another European country and beyond, both inside and outside of the classroom. Benefits include personal and professional development, the opportunity to broaden cultural horizons, boost confidence, develop language skills and many more. These are felt not only at an individual level, but also among the education, training and youth support systems of all of the participating countries and their wider communities.
The King’s School funded project is called C.L.E.A.N (Community League for Environmental Action Network) and we have secured a maximum grant of 29,000 euros.
The project focuses on one of the biggest problems in the world; environmental issues. It aims at preserving and restoring the environment by encouraging students in finding lasting and substantial solutions. We want to mobilize them in raising environmental awareness.
Valencia - February 2019
The first exchange was in Valencia. Seven students and two members of staff spent a week being hosted by their Spanish counterpart. They experienced everyday Spanish school life, two days of cultural and historical visits, and two environmental action days.
Please see below for some of the comments from the students and photographs, as well as a video overview of our week in Valencia and the C.L.E.A.N song that the students wrote and performed together.