Under The Same Sky
The first website of this project "www.utsaserasmus.com" was collapsed. This is the new website of "Under The Same Sky KA201" project.
Under The Same Sky /Utsas is a two year (2017-2019) Erasmus+KA201 project approved and granted by European Union. This Project is coordinated by Scoala Gimnaziala Nr18 Sibiu from Romania. There are five partner schools take part in the Project : Mehmet Sinan Dereli Secondary School / Turkey, Zespol Szkol im. por. Jozefa Sarny w Gorzycach /Poland, Zakladna skola Janka Francisciho Rimavskeho Hnusta /Slovakia, Izglitibas Inovaciju Parneses Centrs /Latvia, Hristijan Karposh /Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Each year, thousands of children and teens in Europe experience divorce or separation of their parents. The process or separation is challenging life transition for children and teens. During a divorce, they often feel a variety of conflicting emotions. Anger, sadness, worry, relief, confusion, guilt, embarrasment, loneliness and nervousness - these are all common emotions that these children or teens experience when their parents divorce or separate. Besides, they have sleeping problems, decreased self-esteem as well as difficulty in school work and other activities. As a result, all these trouble can be manifested as withdrawn or aggressive behaviour. The students, who have experienced the problems explained above as a result of their parents divorce or separation, are defined as at-rsik students. They mostly cannot adopt social life among peers at school because of either their low self-esteem or aggressive behaviours. In this project, we are aiming that these at risk students increase their self-esteem in positive and improve their social skills through art and drama activities. Because, if the student is not able to cope with the problems and does not get enough support, he/she will not feel himself/herself as a part of the school and early school leaving may occur. Our objective is to provide these students with understanding and support in order to prevent early school leavings. The activities in this project aim to support these at risk students at our schools and help them work through feelings, concerns and frustrations regarding the divorce.
During and after the project, through the activities planned in the project we are aiming to;
-increase protective coping skills for students who have experience divorce or separation,
-improve students' appropriate expression of emotions about their family stiuation and resulting transition,
-foster positive self-esteem and resiliency in student,
-help them overcome feelings of isolation by realizing that there are also other families who are undergoing divorce. Using art and drama are the ways to externalise the problem, share our stories and connect with others.
-improve their social relationship and develop collaboration with their peers and adults,
-students explain themselves; their feelings and thoughts in public freely,
-increase their motivation during classes and engage in classroom activities, lessons,
-students create reachable future goals,
-students promote critical thinking skills,
-students have ability of completing a task.
* The first transnational meeting ( kick off meeting ) of the project held in Scoala Gimnaziala Nr18 Sibiu / Romania in 26 – 30 / November /2017.
* The first Learning, Teaching and Training Activity was organized in Gorzyce, Poland on 6 - 12 May 2018. Zespol Szkol Im.Por.Jozefa Sarny was the host school of this activity. Students and teachers from Project partner schools attended the activity.
* The second transnational meeting of the project was held in Základná škola J. F. Rimavského Hnúšťa / Slovakia in 17-21/September/2018.
* The second Learning, Teaching and Training Activity was organized in Kumanovo / Macedonia in 10-14/ December /2018. Students and teachers from Project partner schools attended the activity.
*The third transnational (final) meeting of the project was organized in Mehmet Sinan Dereli Ortaokulu Izmit/ Turkey in 21-27/June/2019.
WHAT IS UTSAS ?
“Under The Same Sky" is a project on integration of divorced parents’ children to the school and social lives through art and drama activities” is an Erasmus + KA201 project being carried out by six schools from Romania, Turkey, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia and Macedonia.
Our project was awarded as 3rd🥉 in County level at National Contest about project products MADE FOR EUROPE.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH
Access for disadvantaged
Creativity and culture