What are we going to do?
To ensure Island Schools becomes truly accessible for Island Schools across Europe, we will work with our partner schools to develop tools and materials which can be used by Island Schools everywhere.
Island Schools Matching Scan
The Island Schools Matching Scan allows island schools across Europe to find partner schools who are working on the same challenges. By filling in the scan, schools are guided to everything they need to take part in the Island Schools programme: learning materials on the sustainability challenges they want to tackle, a fellow island school to work with and an online platform where pupils and teachers can work together.
The methodology for the matching scan is now completed and can be downloaded in English below. Translations in the project's partner languages will be available soon.
Learning and Teaching Materials
The Island Schools Learning and Teaching Materials will provide everything needed to follow the Island Schools programme, built around the sustainability challenges identified in the matching scan. Pupils will be learn about other islands who are working on the same challenges, and then have the chance to apply this knowledge to their own island.
The teacher pack on the topic of ocean plastics, is available in English below. Translations and additional teacher packs will follow soon.
Island Schools Online Platform
The Island Schools Online Platform will bring the Island Schools programme together, providing a space for island schools across Europe to match with one another and work together on the challenges that affect their island communities.
The Island Schools Online platform is now being tested by the partners. The final version will be ready for use soon.
The Island Schools project will also provide policy recommendations on the future of sustainable education on Europe's islands. A key part of this will come from pupils of Island Schools themselves, using a technique called 'backcasting' to come up with solutions for the sustainable future of their islands and the important role of schools and young people in realising it.