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European Award for Furness Academy

23-Oct-2019

FURNESS Academy has been given a national award for its involvement in a European online project.

The British Council's eTwinning scheme allows schools in more than 44 European and neighbouring countries to collaborate online.

The programme is funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

To secure the award, the academy worked in partnership with Georg-Büchner-Schule in Germany to create a project using digital collaborative tools.

The eTwinning National Award ceremony took place in Nottingham at the end of last month.

There were 12 awards presented across various categories and one award for the overall winning project.

Mrs Michelle Larcombe, lead teacher and Head of Music at Furness Academy said: “We are delighted to have been the awarded the eTwinning National Award.

"Everyone at Furness Academy has enjoyed working with our coordinating school Georg -Büchner-Schule and all our other partners on the eDUCATE project.

"To secure the eTwinning National Award is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project.

"The eTwinning project has developed our students’ communication skills and their confidence.

"It has brought a little bit of the wider world to our school and created international ambassadors of all our students and staff involved."FURNESS Academy has been given a national award for its involvement in a European online project.

The British Council's eTwinning scheme allows schools in more than 44 European and neighbouring countries to collaborate online.

The programme is funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

To secure the award, the academy worked in partnership with Georg-Büchner-Schule in Germany to create a project using digital collaborative tools.

The eTwinning National Award ceremony took place in Nottingham at the end of last month.

There were 12 awards presented across various categories and one award for the overall winning project.

Mrs Michelle Larcombe, lead teacher and Head of Music at Furness Academy said: “We are delighted to have been the awarded the eTwinning National Award.

"Everyone at Furness Academy has enjoyed working with our coordinating school Georg -Büchner-Schule and all our other partners on the eDUCATE project.

"To secure the eTwinning National Award is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project.

"The eTwinning project has developed our students’ communication skills and their confidence.

"It has brought a little bit of the wider world to our school and created international ambassadors of all our students and staff involved."



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