SMALL HEATH SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM CENTRE

Small Heath School puts Internationalism at the heart of its curriculum and has a strong commitment to incorporate the international dimension into all aspects of the school life. The school has already achieved the ‘International School Award’ in 2010 and took part in a Comenius project which has had a positive impact on developing the international dimension. The Music project will further embed internationalism in our curriculum and will be instrumental to build on our previous projects. Our motivation and aims will be: -To develop and enrich the learning experiences of our students through using music as an effective learning tool to improve their literacy and language learning skills. This will greatly benefit our SEN students and motivate them. -To encourage and promote life long learning skills for the 21st Century employment market: the ability to work in teams, creativity, problem solving challenges, to be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses and to be able to lead and self-manage one another. -To promote the use of languages: this project structure allows students to engage in learning the basics of the participating schools through fun learning activities i.e. songs, dance, research on musical icons and instruments. -To promote international and intercultural dialogue by bringing our students together through the use of IT – video conferencing, blogs and forming a Comenius creativity Club. Performing a dance and singing in an international setting is a challenge which will improve our students’ confidence and change their perception of the world. -To continue to engender a positive attitude towards different cultures and lifestyles in Europe. This project will raise the aspirations of students by giving them the opportunity to work with others across the European Community.

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