‘Helping Hands’ will engage our young learners in practical citizenship activities to promote empathy for others less fortunate than them. Each partner class will engage in joint actions to create practical support for improving the circumstance of disadvantaged groups. The recipient groups or charity will be identified by the learners and presentations made followed by an electronic vote across the partner schools. The young learners will be encouraged to develop a variety of approaches related to their local circumstances including help in kind as well as fund raising activities.
- Subjects: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Design and Technology, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Health Studies, Home economics, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Mathematics / Geometry, Music, Physical Education, Pre-school Subjects, Primary School Subjects, Social Studies / Sociology, Special Needs Education, Technology
- Languages: MT - EN - PL
- Pupil's age: 3 - 12
- Tools to be used: e-mail, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing
To engage our young learners in practical citizenship activities to promote empathy for others less fortunate than them.
To encourage... read moreTo engage our young learners in practical citizenship activities to promote empathy for others less fortunate than them.
To encourage thinking skills, practical problem solving and enterprising activity for a social purpose.
To provide the context for teamwork, leadership skills and values education to promote empathy for others through ‘active’ citizenship.
To engage with other children across Europe in a combined enterprise with joint decision making processes to show that together they can make a difference.
To develop the concepts of European and global citizenship, interdependence, equality, inclusion and a responsibility for others. hide
- Work process:
The pupils, with the support of the teachers, will research charities and/or disadvantaged groups through a variety of media and... read moreThe pupils, with the support of the teachers, will research charities and/or disadvantaged groups through a variety of media and make a calendar of actions. The children will plan the events and actions at their school in discussion with their teachers, partners and school communities. They will design and implement their agreed actions at their school. They will record, document and share their actions using ICT. The children in all partner schools will list their choice of two organisations or disadvantaged groups which they will make representation to their partners to support. The pupils in the partner schools will vote on-line (25 votes from each school), then they will send the funds collected or the help in kind to the agreed organisation. Class discussion about medical, social and humanitarian needs will take place before the online vote. All materials will be published on the project Blog along with the questionnaire for the vote and the voting outcomes.
to identify, through research, the needs of disadvantaged groups
- to make a calendar of, and support the children to plan, charitable campaigns at our schools
- to organise charitable action at every school in consultation with all the partners
- to make a digital record of charitable action at every school and exchange information
- the pupils vote on-line - they choose which charity or disadvantaged group/s to support
- Expected results:
The youngsters involved will be given the opportunity to develop ethical thinking and moral outlooks based on the concept of... read moreThe youngsters involved will be given the opportunity to develop ethical thinking and moral outlooks based on the concept of European and global citizenship. Pupils will engage with teamwork, building leadership and self esteem through actions which make a difference for others. The children will experience character building activities developing empathy, a readiness to help others and an understanding of the work of charitable organisations. hide