Button Lane Primary School

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International Erasmus+ Trips 

The Erasmus+ project funds staff professional development in schools. In 2018, we applied for a 'Key Action 1' grant from Erasmus+ which is the European Union Programme for education, training, youth and sport. We applied for the funding to enable our staff to develop personally and professionally by gaining valuable international experience. In order to be accepted for the grant, we had to complete a comprehensive application form which detailed information about the makeup of our school, our school development plans and how we would use the training to impact our school, pupils, staff and community. The funding enabled us to send up to 20 members of staff on training courses in Sweden and Latvia. Our chosen focus was to develop our global links and push forward our understanding of how to use the outdoors effectively to support our pupils' learning and development. The impact of each trip must be documented and training must be disseminated therefore, please view our staff blog pages below.

Mobility 1 Sweden 

In 2018, Miss Whittaker, Miss Bradbury, Mr Walker, Miss Gough and Miss Potter travelled to Sweden.

The aim of the trip was to develop our own outdoor learning provision by getting an incite into how it forms a vital and successful part of the curriculum in Sweden. Since the staff have returned, our school continues to develop outdoor learning, using ideas from the trip to support other staff in school on Outdoor Learning Day.

Take a look at the Mobility 1 staff blog here.

Mobility 2 Latvia

Following our staff trip to Sweden, Ms Roberts, Mrs Dyson, Miss Goulden, Mrs Mawson and Miss Farrington travelled to Latvia for more training on outdoor learning. To read more about their trip head to their blog here

Mobility 3 Sweden

In 2019, Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hudson-Jones, Mrs Cooke, Mrs Bartram and Miss Thomas also took a trip to Sweden. 

The group explored the Swedish educational system by visiting kindergarten schools and brought back with them plenty of ideas and inspiration to further support our school in embedding outdoor learning into the curriculum. For further information on their trip, read their blog here.