King’s Ely Junior students awarded prize for connecting with children across Europe

King’s Ely Junior students with their eTwinning prizes.

King’s Ely Junior students with their eTwinning prizes. - Credit: Archant

Teachers and students at King’s Ely were awarded the eTwinning prize for European collaboration in the National eTwinning Award Ceremony.

The project “Trails Around Europe” saw pupils across all key stages collaborating with schools from Greece, Estonia, Poland, Spain and France throughout the year.

Pupils took part in reading and writing in “travelling journals”, corresponding with their European counterparts and learning about each other’s customs and daily lives.

Lorraine Oldham, teacher of modern foreign languages at King’s Ely, said: “Everyone has enjoyed working with other schools and it has given a real sense of purpose to our work. To secure the National Quality Label and win a prize is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project.”

Ruth Sinclair-Jones, UK National Agency director for Erasmus+ and eTwinnin, said: “We have a responsibility to prepare young people for life and work in our global society.

“Participation in eTwinning enables pupils to connect with others across Europe, share ideas across borders and develop as global citizens.”

eTwinning is ‘a digital community for schools involving almost 250,000 teachers in 32 countries across Europe’. It is funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme and managed in the UK by the British Council.