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  • The Comenius Programme is named after Jan Amos Comenius, often considered the father of modern education. Comenius is aimed at schools, colleges and local authorities across Europe.

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  • Let’s Leave Smaller Footprints to save Planet Earth
  • Comenius
    • 'We are all citizens of one world; we are all of one blood.‘
    • Jan Amos Comenius, 1592-1670
  • Comenius
    • Comenius has two main objectives:
    • to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity
    • to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship
  • Let’s Leave Smaller Footprints to save Planet Earth food buildings water transport waste energy
  • Mobilities
    • Where?
    • Austria
    • France
    • Germany
    • Scotland
    • Scotland
    • France
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • When?
    • 7 TH – 11 TH October 2009
    • 15 th – 19 th March 2010
    • 23 rd – 29 th May2010
    • 10 th – 15 th October 2010
    • 26 th January 2011
    • 24 th March 2011
    • 6 th May 2011
    • 12 th June 2011
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Austria – materials for pupils
    • France – design logos and corporate image
    • Germany – mascot, diary, blog
    • Portugal - materials to share, calendar
    • Scotland - summarise main ideas in English
    • Spain – co-ordinator, set up blog
  • Year 1
    • Eco-committee to lead the first year
    • Main focus - reducing the waste from school meals
    • Where does our food come from? (how many miles has your food travelled?)
  • Eco – bag design 2009
    • The PPC fundraising committee have taken this project onboard.
  • Cut down food miles… use local produce
    • On-line recipe book on the website
    • Local, seasonal produce
    • Invite local producers into school, food tasting etc.
    • Scottish traditional fayre???? Link with cookery club Nick Nairn, Tom Kitchin, Martin Wishart etc.
  • Plant for the Planet
    • Each school has agreed to sign up to this project........
  • Year 2
    • Endangered animals in Scotland???
    • From August – October 2010 each year group will undertake an interdisciplinary study on one endangered animal. The final product (booklet/blog/powerpoint etc) will be added to the Comenius website and key facts will appear in the calendar.
  • Eco calendar
    • Each school to be responsible for two months of the year.
    • Interactive, on-line calendar
    • Displayed on backdrop/screensaver on each class computer
    • Top tips to leave smaller footprints included
    • Mascot included too
  • One last thought....
    • “ Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”
    • Ancient Kenyan Proverb