III EUROPEAN SCHOOL REVIEW Tolerance at School Organized by European Association of Science and Culture Lovers PROGRESSIO Primary School no 90 by the name of prof. St. Tołpa in Wrocław, Information Centre UNESCO, School European Clubs EB 2,3 da Lousã Portugal Ã E S U 3 2 B O L
ESCOLA BÁSICA 2,3 DA LOUSÃ Rua ENGENHEIRO GIL D’OREY 3200-240 LOUSÃ PORTUGAL Telephone: +351 239990560 / Fax: +351 239994626 Website: www.eb23-lousa.rcts.pt Email: [email_address] Teachers responsible for the Project: Cristina Silva (eTwinning coordinator) and Luís Duarte (ICT coordinator)
“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 1 )
« Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. »( Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 2)
« Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. »
(Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 3 )
« No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. » ( Article 4) « No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. » (Article 5 )
« Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. » (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 16)
At our school there are equal opportunities for students of different races, colours, religions and with different educational needs.
Escola Básica 2,3 da Lousã is an “Inclusive School”, as since 1988 it has been working on a global project to integrate all the children with special needs. This year 75 students with special needs attend our school. There are also some foreign students.
Students from other countries attend the schools of Agrupamento de Escolas da Lousã (our group of schools) Chinese students from Lousã Primary School An English girl working with her class mates
The Project “Pintar um Sorriso” (“To draw a Smile”) aims at helping foreign students and pupils with learning difficulties. Foreign students attend sessions with teachers, so that they improve their communicative skills in Portuguese. Logo of the Project They participate in several extra curricular activities together with other students, in order to promote cultural diversity. In the evening there are also some workshops addressed to their parents.
There is a special course at our school, addressed to older students who are not motivated to attend the national curriculum lessons. It is a pre-professional course on ironwork for 7th grade students. Students performing some tasks at the Education Fair (March 2008)
At our school there is also a special program for students with autism spectrum disorders, based on the TEACCH model ( T reatment and E ducation of A utistic and related C ommunication-handicapped C hildren).
“ Structured Teaching” methods are used by special education teachers, in order to enable these students to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible at school and in their community. This program is also supported by partnerships with local institutions. A student from Lousã Primary School at a Hippo therapy session (Click to watch the video)
One of the Physical Education teachers, Mário Maia taught this handicapped student how to swim. Above you can see this student playing football with their schoolmates. Click to watch the video
We are in Class 9th A and we have been working on an eTwinning project called “Welcome to Europe” with Szkoła Podstawowa nr 9 (Dzierżoniów, Poland) together with other partner schools from The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania and Lithuania. This is a great opportunity for us to know more about these countries and cultures, to cooperate with students from other European schools and to improve our ICT skills. We can learn together, according to the motto of the European Union “ United in Diversity”. Our class
On November 16th we celebrated “Tolerance Day” at our school. Students have made some works at the extracurricular workshops, monitored by Ana Ribeiro.
At E.B. 2,3 da Lousã there was also an activity called “ Say NO to Bullying at School”