Four Donegal teachers to travel to Italy for Erasmus+ – Donegal Daily

Four teachers from St. Baithin’s NS in St. Johnston will travel to Florence this week on an Erasmus+ funded course.

The teachers (photo below), Annmarie Meehan (school principal), Avril Gallagher (coordinator), Aoife Mc Ginley and Aoife Devenney will participate in a creative theater class to encourage children’s participation.

The main objective of the course is to teach children to act in groups, respecting the opinions of others, working together to create stories and participating in pair and group work according to the values ​​of inclusion, tolerance and solidarity.

Project coordinator Avril Gallagher said: “These courses are invaluable for teachers, not only to improve their skills, but also to share and gain expertise by engaging in an experiential course such as the art course. dramatic with our European counterparts.

“After Covid we found that the children were anxious about going back to school, but we used the skills and knowledge we had learned from another Erasmus course, Art as Therapy, which we had follow-up before Covid, to help ease the anxieties of some of them. our students. »

Aoife McGinley, who teaches one of the school’s ASD classes, has observed the benefits of theater with her students and is very excited to gain more experience in theater as a means of inclusion. .

“I can see firsthand the confidence this instills in students and how it empowers them to use their imaginations and encourages participation in a fun way,” she said.

Annmarie Meehan, the School’s Principal, said: “It’s a great opportunity to meet our European colleagues and experience this exciting new course with teachers from many schools across Europe and bring these new skills back into our own school in September.

“We are very grateful to the National Agency Leargas, who guided us through the application process with Erasmus+, their help was invaluable.”

Four professors from Donegal will travel to Italy for Erasmus+ was last modified: August 10, 2022 by Katie Gillen

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