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Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: School Exchange Partnerships



Project Title

Try to Tell a Timeless Tale
Project Coordinator

Organisation                         IES Miguel Fernández

Address                                C/ General Astilleros s/n , 52006 Melilla , Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla , ES


Contact                                Samuel Nicolas Jimenez lloret ,

Project Information

Identifier                            2018-1-ES01-KA229-050818

Start Date                           Sep 1, 2018

End Date                             Aug 31, 2020

EC Contribution                   152,864 EUR

Partners                             IELEV OZEL ANADOLU LISESI / IELEV EGITIM KURUMLARI A.S (TR)

                                         Emelwerda College (NL)

                                         Hof skole (NO)

                                         Wirral Grammar School for Boys (UK)

Topics                                Cultural heritage/European Year of Cultural Heritage

                                         Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning  

                                         Creativity and culture

Project Summary

     Project is a result motivated for the benefits of international entrepreneurship between schools for students, teachers and local communities. We agreed Tales and Legends is a perfect way to incentivise European Cultural Heritage and participants could deepen in their own roots as European citizens. Tales are transmitted from generation to generation across cultures and civilisations, spontaneously, from the necessity of create explanations to natural phenomenons, enhance moral values, civic behaviour and express aspects of cultures.

     Even though original from places, have no borders and become universal over time. Through research, study and creation of tales and legends from every participant country, participants will realise that they should value their cultural backgrounds as well as others’. Cultural heritage broadens opportunities for education and lifelong learning, including a better understanding of history and present. 

     We are five participant schools with around 25 students and 8 teachers will actively participate on a regular basis. All schools are Secondary level with students aged 13 to 18, being all public except for Turkey.

    IES Miguel Fernández from Melilla, Spain, is the coordinator school with near 1000 students. It has a unique location in the North of Africa and different cultures have been living together for generations.

     Hof Skole from Hof, Norway has 130 students in secondary level with a high rate social welfare grants. Surrounded by nature they will study Scandinavian mythology based on their extraordinary natural phenomenons.

     The Emelwerda College in Emmeloord, Netherlands, has over 1500 students from different ethnic backgrounds and situated in an agricultural area.

     Wirral Grammar School For Boys is an all boys school near Liverpool, United Kingdom, of just over 1000 students who take an exam to enter school so they are gifted and talented coming from all social backgrounds.

     İELEV Özel Anadolu Lisesi has 213 students. Situated in the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey, it offers International Baccalaureate with subjects taught in English, German and Turkish Schools from Norway, Holland and United Kingdom are experienced in European programs and Spanish and Turkish are implementing internationalisation with different programs.


     Main goal is to promote European Cultural Heritage through research, study and creation of tales and legends from every participant country. Other objectives are:

     To provide students and teachers with valuable tools and experiences, training them in basic skills and key competences like IT, communication skills in foreign and own language, literacy, citizenship, social and civic responsibilities, critical thinking, understanding and acceptance of cultural and social diversity as part of their long life learning education.

     To promote equity values through the study of male and female roles in stories.

     Short term exchange of students and teachers to experience real life situations around new cultures.

   To help inclusion integrating students in a cooperative project and giving students with low income the opportunity to travel abroad.

     To open school to local community and organisations involving them in activities.

     To produce results and end products significant to participants and useful in the long term.


     Activities vary from video presentations, surveys, creation of padlets, Erasmus+ corners, chat events in Twinspace, visits to authorities and local organisations, workshops training in IT tools (Airtable, Twinspace, Comic apps, video and booklet edition), brainstorm activities and creation of Tales, rehearsal and performance of plays, storytelling conferences and field trips.


     Methodologies will include cooperative mixed groups of students from different countries, workshops, field trips observations, communicative approach, group work, research and analysis, eclectic method, brainstorm and combination.


     Expected results about Tales and Legends:


     Twinspace showing activities and results.

     Airtable Database classifying tales and legends.

     Storytelling and performance of plays.

     Comics and art of chosen tales and legends and own created tales.

     Comparative Study of Tales and Legends across Europe.

    Booklets of Tales: “European Cultural Heritage through Tales and Legends” and “Tales of the 21st Century. European Cultural Heritage of the future”. Compilations of researched tales and legends and original tales from students.

     We expect impacts in school, departments will include activities from project in their curriculum. In students and teachers, motivation, skills and competences, exchange of ideas and good practices which will be long term personal benefit. In local communities and authorities working with different organisations and offering results such as database, study and booklets for future reference. All will be accessible through websites for the wider public. It will be a continuity for some participant schools and a beginning for others in the process of internationalisation.

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