Aims of the project

  • To build a public space to be shared by our school community that will become a lasting memory of our European partnership.
  • To encourage pupils to investigate and engage with their own cultural heritage. This will be the starting point for shared projects over the two years.
  • To promete a shared European identity, raise awareness of different cultures and languages.
  • To promote cooperation and innovation for good practise.


Project partners

Spain Project co-ordinator: IES Francisco de Orellana – Trujillo (Spain)
 Poland Gimnazjum Nr 124 im. Polskich Noblistów – Warsaw (Poland)
 Turkey Kandilli Kiz Anadoln Lisesi – Istanbul (Turkey)
 Sweden Lidens Skola – Liden (Sweden)
 England Lakeside Primary School – York (England)






Partnertship visits and general meetings (2 adults and 4 children to each country)

Spain Spain 17-20 November 2014
Sweden Sweden 11-15 May 2015
England England 13-17 October 2015
Poland Poland  14-18 March 2016
Turkey Turkey 15-19 May 2016

All dates are flexible and not set


Key Priorities of the project

  • Improving the attainment of young people with low basic skills
  • Revising and strengthening the professional profile of the teaching profession.
  • Creativity and culture
  • Teaching and learning of foreign languages


Expected results during the project and on completion

Building a shared place/dome that can be used by the school community.

Working with nature to develop a garden that represents each countries own identity.

Studying the history of domes and building a dome.

The development of pupil’s global learning through the linking of subjects.

Understanding and working on enviromental values.

Analysing our own local nature to learn from it, making us conscious of who we are.

Studying mosaics and creating our own mosaics.

Developing an awareness of our own local traditions and what gives us a cultural heritage.

Identifying ourselves as part of a community, a country and as a European.

The sharing of ideas, creativity and teaching with European partners.

Developing and increasing the competencies of languages through the communication of the project with our partners.

Connecting with partners to create more open minded European citizens.


How will results be recorded and evaluated ?

More than one key staff member from each school are to share the implementation and monitoring the impact of the project.

  • Assess prior knowledge related to the project objectives
  • After sharing aims and objectives, schools will gather views from participants (positive and negative – measured as a %)
  • Half termly updates for pupils and school community also a permanent display (half termly updated).
  • The Head Teacher/team leaders/governors will be informed termly of the project’s activities, impact and pupil learning outcomes.
  • Regular updates via the project blog, website and email.
  • The pupil’s and staff that are to be involved in each activity will record prior knowledge and skills and on completion of activities, particpants will be asked to evaluate the activity and their learning.


Project management and implementation

The topics are:

  • Dome History: run by Poland
  • Uses: run by Turkey
  • Architectural view: run by Sweden
  • Cultural Heritage: run by Spain
  • Research on our local plant species: run by England
  • The ground work: will be carried out by Spain
  • Structure: by Sweden
  • Inner cover: by Poland
  • Growing living outside cover: by England
  • Mosaic: by Spain
  • Opening: by Turkey


Key dates and activities

Oct/Nov 2014 History of domes. Students to collect information, photos, news, videos, etc.Prepare a digital presentation to be shared on the blog/website.Make posters to advertise an exhibition of the work and promotions of the “Dome” project.

Show work during visit to Spain. Spain

 Nov/Dec 2014 Architecture of domes.
Mathematical work on size, construction methods and designs.Use dome calculator.

Possibilities/ideas – school competition of possible dome ideas and designs.

Exhibition of entries/finalists of competition. Share with school community.

 Nov/Dec 2014Jan-March 2014

(When planning

permission is


Research of site, suitability, size, soil, etc.Contact local planning department for site visit and advice on planning regulations and permissions needed.
 Feb 2015 Research local firms. Pupils write letters to local firms asking for cooperation, information on construction methods and quotes.

Present ideas, designs and quotes to school and governors.

Decide on final design and method of construction.

Prepare a budget.

Students to design the base area using mapping/mathematical skills.

Employ a local company to build the base when final designs and method of construction have been decided

 March 2015 Create a Dome action group.

Reports results to school communtiy/local media of final designs

 March – onwards Dependent on contruction methods chosen – start building the outside cover.

Research inner cover.

Design a cover that reflects the chacarter and personality of the school or country.

Research materials, construction and costs.

 May 2015 Project meeting 2 in Sweden. Sweden
Share progress so far with the building of the dome.
Oct 2015 Project meeting 3 in England England
 Nov 2015 Cultural heritage

Language – Research and collect work from different cultures, regions, daily words. Build a glossary of words.

Public presentation of words.

 Nov 2015 Catalogue

Produce a brochure about own country similar to a travel agency/tourism office.

Workshop about stereotypes.

Visits to tourist/travel agency.

Make an advertisement for a partner country-ppt/prezi/video etc

Role play a tour of the partner countries.

Evaluate how opinions of students have changed.

 Nov 2015

(Possibly move

to this year)

Cultural heritage

Traditional games

How games have changed – the players, the rules, the clothes.

Play games day – invite local community/media.

 Nov 2014

(Move this

to next Nov)

Research plants in our local area and create a checklist for suitable plants for our climate and environment.

Gather expertise on plant types that engage the senses.

Write letters to partners about their local plants.

Produce an information sheet about plants recommended and suitable for growing in each partner country.

Produce a timeline of plant growth to ensure year round interest.

Jan 2016 Cultural heritage

Our geometry

Investigate geometry (shapes) in our local area and the places we live.

Create own patterns connected to our culture.

Research plant containers suitable for the exterior of the dome.

Design and produce a plant pot/container.

Use the geometry designs to decorate the containers.

Feb 2016 Cultural heritage

Study our own and the partner’s folk music and songs.

Invite musicians to sing/perform at school.

Record local songs and interviews about the songs heritage.

Perform songs to school and local community.

Exhibit local items, instruments, clothes and objects linked to our local musical heritage.

Feb 2016 Cultural heritage


Research a local environment with a history/eco/plant heritage.

Interview locals about how this area has changed.


List local fauna used over the years for different purposes e.g. medicine, cooking, ornamental, food (allotments)

Think about who we are as people.

Who we are in Europe.

How have we changed?

March 2016 Project meeting 4 Poland Poland
March 2016 Research ground cover


Research and collet ideas from mosaics in our locality.

Produce ideas for a mosaic that reflects our own country.

Make tiles/mosaics to be used on the floor of the dome.

Jun 2016 Project meeting 5 Turkey Turkey
Jun 2016 Official opening of “Dome”.