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The strategic partnership project « Chantonnay – Bedzin – Puertollano – 21 My City of Tomorrow », put together by three organisations, the high schools of Clemenceau in Chantonnay (France), Galileo in Puertollano (Spain) and Kopernik in Bedzin (Poland), takes its inspiration from a problem shared by the three centres: their pupils’ lack of ambition for higher studies if it will oblige them to leave their town, the risk of drop-outs during the three years at high school and failure to complete university studies since the students find it hard to adapt to life in a big city.
The objective of the European partnership is :
- to oblige the students to communicate with other young people in a foreign language and to open their minds to different cultures.
- to develop the linguistic skills of the pupils (the priority being for English, but also Spanish and French).
- to help the students learn to work in a group and individually
- to develop the quality of their oral and written expression
- to teach students to have confidence in themselves and to manage their stress.
The choice of a European theme, the town/city, which is a part of all three countries’ national curriculum, has led the three centres to create a multi-disciplinary programme of skills and aptitudes which our pupils should acquire during the course of the project. The objective being to encourage the pupils and future citizens to OBSERVE, LEARN ABOUT, TRANSFORM, INVENT and LIVE IN the TOWNS/CITIES of their regions, of their nations and of EUROPE, YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW.
In order to attain these goals, the three centres must work in parallel on a identical programme of multi-disciplinary and innovative activities which will make use of digital technologies and lead the pupils to construct their learning collectively.
- Observe and understand the changes European cities have undergone since the 19th century.
- Become aware of a common urban history and European urban and architectural patrimony by confronting three historical towns, Nantes, Toledo and Cracow, two of which are classed as Unesco World Heritage sites.
- Study the economic, social and urban transformations which have taken place in European cities during the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Observe the organisation of urban space on different scales (small and medium-sized towns, big metropolises) and work on the concept of an urban network.
- Think about the concept of sustainable development.
- Study the priorities of the town planners and architects of the three partner countries.
- Understand what an urban planning project should be (what it entails, the needs it must satisfy….)
- Imagine the city of tomorrow and work with local government to propose an urban planning project for their respective towns.