GREEN S.E.E.D.S. aims to break the isolation of small, decentralized schools located in the mountains and in smaller island; trying to counter the risk that their geographical isolation might lead to their cultural deprivation. To this extent, the project will connect pupils who, although geographically distant, share similar socio-environmental contexts and needs. Following teacher training, specifically designed to meet the project purposes, the classes will work on their environmental common background, thus implementing on a transnational scale, by the use of ICT, the methodologies of shared teaching and extended learning environment. The results of their work will be addressed to pupils in urban schools, who will be joined in remote peer-to-peer mode through twinning.
Breaking isolation means also networking at European level, to promote and support planning and exchange of experiences, but also to affect policies in order to change these schools from "problem" to "resource" and fostering their survival, as a primary factor for countering depopulation. For this reason, the "European Network of Mountain and Minor Isles Schools" will be established: the signing of a "Memorandum of Understanding" will be the first step for the Project sustainability.
The choice of environment as the topic for the pupils’ work:
Their work on the topic will therefore bring along not only knowledge but also civic awareness.