St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

European Development Team

We set up our first European Development Team (EDT) this year in our school. The aim of the Team is to build awareness about European education and policies in our school. A very small percentage of our pupil population in this school come from outside of Europe so want to build links with European schools to make our school a more inclusive and culturally diverse place.

The EDT is made up of 4 pupils from each of the three senior classes – 3rd, 4th and 5th. There are 2 teachers on the Team this year – Ms. Áine Foley from 3rd/4th and Ms. Bríd Casey from An Choill Bheag ASD class. Our Special Needs Assistant (SNA) is Rose McLoughlin and the school Principal Audrey McCarthy. We also hope to get two parents involved at a later stage.

What will the EDT do for our school?

  • The EDT organised Safer Internet Week in February where they promoted safer and less use of the internet through their motto:

Facetime beats Screen time Every time – Let’s Unplug to Reconnect.

They promoted this throughout the school by putting up posters and by doing a survey to see if pupils’ usage of the internet had changed.

  • The team are also getting ready to host the school’s first Erasmus School Week from March 2nd – 6th 2020 whereby two teachers will visit our school from France to see our school system. They will visit classes, go on school educational trips and meet with different groups of staff, pupils and parents.

  • The Team are building an Erasmus corner where we can put up ideas about any special events in our school such as Erasmus School Week, Europe Day 2020 (May 9th) etc.

  • Our school has applied for funding through the European Commission so that
    teachers can visit other schools in Europe. We look forward to hearing if our project has been successful. We also hope to put together a project with 5 other European schools and apply for funding so that pupils over the next two years can travel to see other schools in Europe.

    Stay tuned for updates and let’s open our door to Europe!
Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
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