National Agency Identification
EE1 LLP (ARCHIMEDES)
Organization full name
Kadrina Keskkool
Type of organization
General secondary school (EDU-SCHSec)
Address
Rakvere tee 4,  Lääne- Virumaa
Postal code
45201
City
Kadrina
Country
EE - ESTONIA
Region
EE00 - Eesti
Website
www.kadrina.edu.ee
Contact Person
Merike Sikk
Legal representant
Arvo Pani
Description
Kadrina KeskkoolKadrina is a small town located in Lääne Viru county, in the northern part of Estonia. Kadrina Secondary School ( 109 ys old) used to be one of the largest rural schools in Estonia, but the number of students has decreased to 583 in recent years, due to the overall population drop in Estonia. The school teaches children between ages 6-19, providing 12 years of education. During the last 15 years the school has also paid a lot of attention to students with learning difficulties, offering them special facilities for studying and educating teachers in that field. At secondary level our school provides its students with academic knowledge, necessary for entering university, in four branches - humanities, social studies, maths and science, but there is also an opportunity to get some practical knowledge in wood processing technology, in a joint course with a local construction business. Our school has a long tradition of English-specialised classes and has had cooperation with different schools in Europe. All these projects have contributed to the development of language, communication and social skills of the students and participating in this kind of activities has always been a priority in the school. The very positive impact of the previous Comenius project on the students and the organisation encouraged us to be among the initiators of this project. The topic " The Voices from the Sea", proposed by the Italian partner, offers varied areas of study to the partners, all sharing a common name -  a seaside country. It can be integrated in our school curriculum very well. Due to the economic crisis in Estonia and Europe the businesses in the area have been facing several difficulties, some of them have even been closed down. It leaves lots of parents unemployed, and like other Eastern European countries, they have to seek for employment in other countries ( eg Finland and Ireland) leaving their children raised by only one parent, or even to leading an independent life quite early. This may lead the children to having different problems, including social inclusion. The average income  in our county  in 2010 ( 648 EUR) was remarkably lower than the average income in Estonia, being among the lowest in the EU, which also means that the students lack funds for travel and personal encounter with young people from other European countries, essential for their growth as personalities, the project would enable them to have this kind of experience

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