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Furness Academy - Working Across Europe!


Furness Academy has been successful against huge competition across the UK and Europe in securing two EU Erasmus+ funded projects that will create inspiring learning opportunities for students and staff at the Academy over the next 2 years.

The first project, Science Girls, will see girls aged 13 - 15 take on real life scientific challenges to develop new and innovative ways of engaging young learners in research and innovation in scientific studies and will also see them work alongside one of the UK's leading researchers Professor Louise Archer from the King’s College in London. This project, which is led by Furness Academy, was endorsed by BAE Systems, the Academy sponsor, who support the school in developing STEM learning to encourage young people in the study of science.

The second project, ELIOT, which is led by the Academy's Italian partner school close to Rome, will see schools work on the use of theatre/drama skills to develop confidence, team building, critical thinking and confidence among young learners, who sometimes need the extra support to fulfil their educational potential at school.

The projects will develop best practice in teaching and learning working with partner schools and universities from Romania, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Holland, Hungary, Portugal, Poland and Lithuania with students and staff having the opportunity to travel to Europe as well as the Academy welcoming our European partners to Barrow in Furness.

Simon Laheney, Headteacher, said "These projects put Furness Academy at the cutting edge of new learning developments in Europe and demonstrate how progressive the Academy has become in offering a variety of exciting learning opportunities for its students".

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