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Itxaropena Ikastola

Eramus + Project

What is the Erasmus+ project?

It is a European Union project that seeks to promote work between schools in the community, to share experiences in education and to add to diversity.


What will the participating students do?

They will work in groups with students from other schools in Europe, and together they will shape a common project. The projects will have a different theme each time, or may last for more than one year.


What will the trips be like?

They will go to different countries in groups and there they will stay in familiar environments, in contact with local families.

The trips will be for one week and when they arrive there, they will present the work they have previously done in the classroom. At the same time, they will work with other students from the rest of the countries, creating heterogeneous groups to go over each topic.

The idea is that as many students as possible participate, but if they cannot, they will be selected on the basis of different factors: attitude, social and emotional competences and linguistic competence.


What will we need to travel?


It will be essential to have a current ID card or passport and the permission of legal guardians.



PROJECT: Looking Out, Looking In


Which countries are involved in the project?

  • Scotland – Albyn School, Aberdeen
  • Greece – Music School Of Corinth, Korinthos
  • Italy – Istituto D’Istruzione Superiore A. Lombardi, Airola
  • Lithuania – Moletu Gimnazija, Molétai
  • France – College Jules Ferry, Aurillac


What is the project about?

Through music, the aim of this project is for the different European countries to maintain their cultural heritage and open it up to others, not only by demonstrating folk traditions, but also by motivating others to participate in them and making them known, so that over the years we can maintain them. To unite different European cultures using a universal instrument such as music.
The project will also take into account classical and choral music to take advantage of the rich European classical tradition. In this sense, one of the ideas of the project is the joint creation of a European Orchestra with all the participating students, for example.


When will we make the trips?

The dates are yet to be decided, we will publish them here.




PROJECT: Literacies at the service of integration and citizenship


Which countries have been part of the project?

  • Portugal – Agrupamento De Escolas De Canelas, Vila Nova De Gaia
  • Italy – ICS San Domenico Savio Di San Gregori, Catania
  • France – Collège Henri De Tolouse Lautrec, Toulouse
  • Slovakia – Cirkevá Spojená , Dolný Kubín


What is the project about?

We want to work with literature as an instrument of personal growth, social integration, vindication… To use it as something to enjoy the good times and make the bad times better. We want the students, with the international influence, to understand that literature is a cord that joins us all, especially now that communication is more complicated. Literature unites us as people and breaks those distances.


When are we going to make the trips?

The dates are still to be decided. We will publish them here.



PROJECT: What’s left for human rights?


Which countries are involved in the project?

  • Greece – Genyko Lykeo Ampelokipi, Thessalomiki
  • Poland – Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace mistrzostwa, Lodz
  • Italy – Gobetti Marchesini-casale-arduino, Turin
  • Germany – Gymnasium Renningen, Stuttgart


What is the project about?

Our intention is to tell the stories lived by different countries in Europe in our past, and see how they have dealt with the challenges related to human rights, in order to gradually win them over until this day. This way, we provoked a debate full of experiences about what has been done and what is still to be done, in which students could make decisions and draw conclusions


When have we done the trips?

Trip to Greece: 19 November 2019
Trip to Germany: 19 December 2019
Due to the situation of Covid-19, the rest of the project’s trips could not be carried out.


The Experience

The students have travelled in small groups of 6 students to 5 different countries, 30 students in total. Together, they have been working on a project around human rights, with input from each country.

Their first meeting was in Greece, helping them to get to know each other. There they laid the foundations for their project ‘What’s left for human rights’, an adventure that will last for two years. The objective is not only to make a presentation of each country, but to have the opportunity to work with them: to create a project, work on it and share it, ensuring the elaboration of each educational competence. Although they have moved in small groups, previously the whole class has been part of the project in the Ikastola.

The second meeting was in Germany. Each group took with them three photographs from their country, related to human rights. These are the ones Itxaropena Ikastola chose:

1. A photo of the ship Havana. Between 1936 and 1939 many children were taken to the United Kingdom, Flanders, Russia, etc. in search of refuge, far from their families. Then we saw that what happened back then is being repeated even today. Aritz, a former student of the ikastola, was able to experience what is happening today in Lesbos, and through his experience he made a parallel with what happened with the Havana.

2. The second photograph was related to the surroundings of the Biscayan mining complex. Eunate showed an interview with her grandparents, in which they related the conditions in which the miners lived at that time, which helped us to compare them to the current ones.

3. The third photograph, from the 80s, was a black and white one, in which you could read “centro Ciudad” in Bilbao, which was translated into Basque by spray. Three students from the ikastola explained it, covering their mouths, being unable to speak, showing posters, telling how much the ban on speaking in Basque had been enforced back in the day, trampling on the rights that correspond to language. The presentation was so emotional that the rest of the students asked them to do it again in the main one.

It was interesting to see how the students used Basque more, proud of being able to know and use it, feeling it as never before. They felt, for example, that English is fundamental for communicating with others, but they also saw that Basque is something unique that corresponds to their personality.

As we were close to Strasbourg, and taking into account the subject matter, they allowed us access to the Court of Human Rights, where what is currently being done there was explained to us. Afterwards, we were given the opportunity to visit the European Parliament, and we were able to meet with a member of the Green Group to tell him about our project and talk about the steps being taken on our issue.



PROJECT: Exchange with the Netherlands


What is it about?

The idea of the exchange is to bring our students closer to people from different backgrounds, in a country like the Netherlands that is very rich in diversity. There is a strong contrast between our profile and theirs, and we believe that this clash can be very beneficial for our students.
This way, they will get to know new ways of working, and their education will be enriched with the advantages of knowing other realities.
We keep in contact with the centre with which we carried out the first experience, and we could repeat it with new students. Amsterdam is a quite economic destination in terms of budget, so we could do it without great cost, and it is also one of the most interesting destinations in Europe.


When have we travelled?

In March 2019 we did the exchange with the HarlemMermeer Lyceum.


Amsterdam 2019