Erasmus plus

AXEP

A child friendly project against prejudices and xenophobia for European primary schools.

About

About

In our schools, we have many children from different European countries and cultures and beyond. Because racism occurs in society as a result of fears of difference and a lack of understanding and appreciation of other cultures, children can be very strongly influenced by these prejudices and fears. The aim of this project is to equip children with the skills to challenge xenophobia in all its forms; to be able to recognize it and to be aware of the potential in everyone to behave in a racist manner. We believe that it is vital for children, in our work of preparing them for a diverse modern society, that they will develop positive and open attitudes to people of all cultures, in many cases beginning with their fellow schoolmates. Through the medium of subjects such as art, drama, creative writing, music, dance, design etc., which allow for creative expression, the stories which unfold will demonstrate the level of understanding acquired by the children of the problem of xenophobia, its prevalence in society and the skills necessary to counteract the problem. Given that most of the participating schools have lots of children of immigrants, we believe that this is essential in a “Europe” with open borders. Furthermore it is also in line with the positive elements of the European Dimension. Teachers in participating schools will have an opportunity to examine their own prejudices and will also develop their own skills, sharing best practice with other schools ways to develop in children greater self-awareness and empathy towards others.

Concrete objectives:

  • The children will have developed empathy towards people of other cultures.
  • The children will develop an appreciation of the richness and variety of cultures in the world.
  • The children will develop an understanding of the dangers of xenophobia.
  • The children will develop their creativity through the medium of art, music, creative writing, drama and design.
  • The children and teachers will improve their standard of English as a second language.
  • Through what the children have learned, their parents and the community will also have developed a greater empathy for other cultures and a better understanding of the dangers of racism.
  • Teachers in partner schools will develop methodologies for how best to develop self -awareness and empathy towards others.

Upcoming Visits

  • Austria: 27th January – 31st January 2020
  • Spain: 2nd March – 6th March 2020
  • Malta (Gozo): 16th March – 20th March 2020 (since 19th March is a public holiday in Malta, an excursion will be planned)
  • Estonia: 11th May – 15th May 2020
Austria

Volksschule Karres

We are a small primary school in Tirol/Austria. We live in a small village (620 people) near Imst and have 21 children in our school. 5 teachers belong to our stuff (some only a few lessons). It’s our first Erasmus+ project and we are looking forward meeting other students and teachers of our partner schools.

Visits

Activities

Passport of Anton

 

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Anton – School mascot

 

Estonia

Kindergarten and Primary School in Lindi

We are a small community school with 29 students. Our schoolhouse is a modern building. On the first floor are rooms for kindergarten, dining room and sports hall. On the second floor are classrooms for 4 grades and a library. Our schoolhouse is situated by the sea and we can see it from our classroom windows.

After the school day children can participate in many afterschool clubs like acting, football, robotics, singing, art and handcraft, cooking. Also they can play outside until they leave school with school bus at 16 pm.

Visits

Spain adventure from Fiene and Lieke

Spain adventure from Fiene and Lieke

1-3-2020 Sunday: On sunday March 1th we went to Spain. When we arrived on the airport we checked in the suitcases and afterwards we went to the customs we had no delay and we were even earlier in Spain. We went by taxi to the hotel and then we had dinner and to the...

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Activities

 

Lola from Spain visited school children in Lindi (Estonia)

Lola from Spain visited school children in Lindi (Estonia)

Lola from Spain visited school children in Lindi from 7th to 14th of June in 2021 Lola arrived just for the last week of our school year. It was a busy week for everyone in our school. First she visited Sandra (10 y) and they had really great time together.   In the...

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Passport of Anna

 

Anna, from Estonia visits our school

Anna, from Estonia visits our school

Anna from Estonia! In April 2021 Anna from Estonia came to visit us in Houten. We were very pleased to have her. She brought us some flower seeds of the Estonian national cornflower. We seeded them right away. Thank you Anna for the present! Every pupil liked her...

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Anna, from Estonia visit our school.

Anna, from Estonia visit our school.

Last weeks we have been fortunate to have with us Anna, the Estonian mascot. Thanks to Anna we have learned a lot about Estonia. She has given us flower seeds. We will plant them in our garden. During her visit, she has met all the children in the school and has...

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Gallery

Anna – School mascot

 

Malta

Gozo College Zebbug Primary

Short info about school.

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Visits

Our School

Our School

Gozo College Żebbuġ Primary The school with the best view and the right vision! Our School The Gozo College – Żebbuġ Primary School is a housed in  scheduled building which was officially inaugurated by the Education Minister, Ms. Agatha Barbara, on the 6th of April,...

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Houten, Holland 2019

Houten, Holland 2019

An overview of the visit This visit, being the initial transitional meeting, provided the opportunity to all delegations to meet and get to know each other. The students were acquainted and attended classes according to their age group at OBS de Plantage in Houten....

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Activities

Our School – Zebbug Primary

Our School – Zebbug Primary

This is a presentation prepared by some of our students portraying a number of activities organized at Zebbug Primary School in Gozo. Powerpoint Our School 2019

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Passport of Zebby

 

Zebby from Malta visited school children in Lindi (Estonia)

Zebby from Malta visited school children in Lindi (Estonia)

Zebby - the mascot from Malta visited Lindi (Estonia) from 19tf to 28th of April Children from Lindi school were very excitid  to host our guest from Malta. We hope Zebby got many good memories from time he spent with us in Estonia! Greete (10 y old): The day I met...

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Zebby – School mascot

 

Netherlands

OBS De Plantage

OBS de Plantage is a public Dalton school with over 500 pupils, situated in a particularly child-friendly and play-friendly, spacious environment. The Plantage is a public Dalton school. In our school, we achieve high learning outcomes in the cognitive field, but we also offer our pupils a broad education in which social emotional development and development in a safe climate are of paramount importance.

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The subject matter at our school is the same as that of other primary schools, but the way in which the subject matter is offered and processed is different but interesting. In addition to the regular basic tasks, we work with “chosen  tasks” and adapted material tailored to the different educational needs and talents of the children. Our students learn more than just learning!

 

Ownership, independence, responsibility, cooperation, effectiveness and reflection are some concepts that play a central role in our education.

In the school year 2019-2020 we want to start with the implementation of the program ‘Rock and water’. The objective of Rock and Water is to increase the communication and social skills and well-being of children and young people and to prevent and / or reduce social problems such as bullying, conflict, exclusion and pedestrian behavior. All teachers are then trained to become a Rock and water trainer.

 

The Rock and Water program can be regarded as a resilience program and anti-bullying program, but one that distinguishes itself from other programs by its multiple objective and the broader pedagogical perspective in which the training of resilience goes hand in hand with the development of positive social skills.

We see the exchange of pupils as a very important aspect to realize our goals. Children who participate in the exchange will be well prepared and share their experiences with their fellow students.

Visits

Activities

Anna, from Estonia visits our school

Anna, from Estonia visits our school

Anna from Estonia! In April 2021 Anna from Estonia came to visit us in Houten. We were very pleased to have her. She brought us some flower seeds of the Estonian national cornflower. We seeded them right away. Thank you Anna for the present! Every pupil liked her...

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AXEP valentine’s day at the Dutch school De Plantage.

AXEP valentine’s day at the Dutch school De Plantage.

There were several items from our project at the Dutch school to reward the teachers for other efforts as well: friendship, tulips, effort and commitment. That is why they were offered these surprise flowers with a card explaining why there was a wish, an old Dutch...

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Passport of Pexa

 

Pexa went to Austria

Pexa went to Austria

Pexa visited 3 children of our school. First I showed Pexa my family and my pets. Then we had lunch together. After lunch we sprayed some water over my snails (my pets). In the afternoon we played together on our terrace. The next day I said “buy buy” to Pexa. Stella:...

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Passport of Pexa

Passport of Pexa

We asked the children which animal to think of that best suits the Netherlands. Of course they thought of the cow.Because you come across them everywhere in the Netherlands. So we decided that a cow should become the mascot of our school. We bought a cuddly cow and...

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Pexa – School mascot

 

Spain

Public school El Peralejo

The CEIP El Peralejo is a public school in Alpedrete, the Community of Madrid. It was inaugurated in 2000 and currently enrolls almost 450 students from 3 to 12 years old. The teaching staff consist of twenty-seven teachers, a nurse, a physiotherapist and other professionals responsible for assisting students with special educational needs.

Visits
Activities
Anna, from Estonia visit our school.

Anna, from Estonia visit our school.

Last weeks we have been fortunate to have with us Anna, the Estonian mascot. Thanks to Anna we have learned a lot about Estonia. She has given us flower seeds. We will plant them in our garden. During her visit, she has met all the children in the school and has...

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Passport
Our mascot, la vaca Lola, is ready to travel through Europe

Our mascot, la vaca Lola, is ready to travel through Europe

Our mascot, the cow Lola, has made a flamenco dress to travel around Europe. Soon she will start her journey. The first stop will be the Netherlands, in Houten. Here we show you some photos of the sewing of her dress and of her first visit to the El Perajelo school....

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Gallery

Lola – School mascot

 

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Bulletins

News about AXEP an Erasmusplus Friendship project against Prejudices and Xenophobia.

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Surveys

surveys Austria

Before the children came to Austria: They expected: Rain, cold, snow, beautiful views, small country, few people, mountains, skiing, snowboarding, small school, beautiful country, traditional food, a lot of meat, food like we have, monuments, museums, wooden huts,...

Visit to Holland

Visit to Holland

Surveys from pupils at the visit to De Plantage at Houten in The Netherlands. Before they came: Bikes, tulips, clocks, cheese and mills. There are a lot of monuments and sculptures. There is a lot of water and it is dangerous all that water. They use a lot of...

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