The following table presents an indicative list of activities of the SEAA Comenius  Project (under Lifelong Learning)  for the period of the 2nd year (2006-07), as it was written at the project calendar in the submitted proposal.

Approximate date


Activity description

(describe the nature of the activity planned)

Actors involved

(identify the institution(s) and, if relevant, the function of the individual(s) involved in the activity, e.g. teaching staff, management staff, associated partners  etc)

October 2007

All partners inform members of teaching staff, pupils, parents and the local community about the beginning of the 3rd year of the project. All partners revise the activities conducted in the previous years and make plans for this year. Discuss local tales, legends and mythologies about the Sun and combine them with arts, drama and theatre. All partners prepare and propose lists of project work and activities to be discussed during the fifth project meeting to be held at the Scuola Secondaria di 1° Grado C.B. Cavour, Sicily, Italy, in the middle of November 2007. Propose project activities, define and set up new ones for the 3rd year of the project (discussion through the e-mailing list).

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents, local community) & associated partners.

November 2007

All schools set up partner classes and/or groups of pupils participating in the activities of the project. Pupils and teachers discuss and decide upon the project related themes to be developed as newspaper articles, reports and relevant material in the forthcoming “solar e-newspaper” to be published twice in the year (December and June). Proposed topics for the e-newspaper as well as mode of work are to be prepared and discussed during the project meeting in Sicily. Other ideas of electronic communication amongst participating schools and/or classes and children are also to be put forward in the meeting. Moreover, a teacher exchange is to be conducted with the Stella Maris College in Malta. Children plant some flower bulbs and winter vegetables in the raised beds of the school garden, to watch them grow in the coming months.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff, local community).

December 2007

The third set of indicative science explorations and activities as well as constructions on solar energy uses and applications is expected to come out of the previous meeting and to be scheduled for development during the rest of the school year. At least one video conference is to be conducted in between partners in order to exchange ideas on scientific projects and the writing of the e-newspaper, as well as thoughts and reflections on the potential of this type of communication. Children exchange stories, reports and wishes in the first issue of the solar e-newspaper, expected to be published on the project web site just before Christmas.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff).

January 2008

All schools set up an information background by discussing in classes and groups of children issues about energy crisis, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy at local and international level. Investigate further active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaic systems and their potential in sustainable development and energy future, under the goggles of latest developments in science and technology. Relevant reports and articles will be developed through this process.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff, local community).

February 2008

Solar energy applications are discussed further and project work is undertaken, which may include preparation for the construction of solar devices and applications to be presented at 3rd science fair of the project, which are closely related to the third indicative set of activities earlier decided. Set up the green houses in the school garden and prepare the ground to plant some fruits, vegetables and herbs at the end of the month or in the beginning of the next depending on weather conditions.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff).

March 2008

Children discuss further and judge the potential and difficulties of energy applications and undertake projects to develop. They are encouraged to exchange ideas, data and information though a second video conference at the end of the month. Teachers are requested to prepare a list of solar energy projects for the science fair to be discussed during the video conference. Children move their plants to the raised beds, collect and set in layers the green parts of other plants in the composting pile of the school garden and discuss its energy management.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff).

April 2008

All partners construct solar energy applications to be tested in the beginning of the next month. They can be open panel and box solar cookers, designs of solar water heaters, solar dehydrators, models of greenhouses as well as solar toys, which can actually work with solar cells and motors (e.g. boats, cars, cranes, lifts, pumps, carousels etc.). They create records with photos, videos, data and texts to be presented in the second issue of the project e-newspaper, both in national languages and in English. Children also prepare art work, music and/or a theatrical play to be presented at the final event in June.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff).

May 2008

All schools work further on the solar energy projects and prepare the set up of the science fair. Pupils exchange ideas and information with fellow pupils in the project countries and the coordinating school provides advice and hints for the development of solar energy projects and constructions. All school partners come for the final project meeting at the 9th Primary School of Rethymno, Crete in Greece at the end of May 2008 to discuss and evaluate the project activities so far and as a whole. Moreover, the 3rd project science fair in each school is planned and organised. Upon their return back to schools, teachers are expected to supervise the remaining phases of the solar energy projects to be presented in the science fair. Together with the pupils they finalise the material to be published in the second issue of the solar e-newspaper.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents & teaching staff).

June & July 2008

During the first week of June 2008 the 3rd science fair on solar energy will be conducted in each school and video snapshots and/or photos will be exchanged and put up on the web site of the project. The pupils organise and present project and art work and they also collect fruits and vegetables and herbs from their garden to cook in solar cookers and/or dry in solar dehydrators and share with visitors.

Each partner school will prepare a short report, collect some relevant material and send them to the coordinating school to join them together and produce a final report of the 3rd year of the project, which will be sent back to the partner schools, collaborating institutions and national agencies. Moreover all collected material so far together with all conducted project work, art work etc. are to be collected and presented in one or two DVDs as the final outcome of whole 3-year project.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, management staff) & associated partners

Ongoing Activities

Send and exchange any work produced by pupils and teachers that would be of interest to other schools and partners.

Send photos, video tapes, creative activities etc. that take place throughout the year, in order to be uploaded on the web site (cf. URL: < >) and shared with all partners.

Share information on relevant school trips and/or visits.

All the participating institutions (teachers, pupils, parents, local community) & associated partners.