(at) Volksschule Mils bei Imst

EVALUATION SUMMARY Back to OUR Future ErasmusPlus 2014-2016


Country: AUSTRIA

Each of the following boxes requires a summary statement linked to the results of your evaluation. Each statement should be approximately 150 words (about 10 sentences).

Please use the self evaluation words in booklet 4 (from the Romanian meeting).

1. Teacher Evaluation Sheet

We now are even more encouraged to count on pupils`abilities and let them even more try out and use skills.

Conversations about the project were held often not only in the staff room but also in our free time. The three main teachers always were there at project events especially during the workshops held by teachers and children from partner schools.

Especially being located in a rural area connection to the European world is very important. At the end of the interested children, teachers and parents have a good basis for seeing themselves as part of a bigger community.

We have drawn authorities` attention up to a certain extend as showing open hearts and open minds.

Both pupils and children have gained a lot more confidence in using English and many of them are motivated to keep learning foreign languages in order to be able to communicate not only in German.

When talking about the project and often during lessons in other subjects we are very happy to realize that many pupils remember details on our partners` countries and the days when we had visitors.

Some of them want to do again what they have learnt from our partners and show their skills.

Now and again some children encourage others to play old children´s games rather then only running around and screaming during break time.



2. Pupils (and Teacher Sheet)


Most of the children can sew buttons and do basic sewing, do basic knitting and some of them can crochet.

Some of the children can do basic wood work.

Most of them can prepare healthy snacks using ingredients from the school garden, some of them can calculate prices.

All of the children can do art and handicraft out of recycle material and waste. All of the children in 4th grade can calculate prices and sell their results in the school bazar. They have gained confidence in valueing their own and others` work.


All children use lunch boxes to avoid waste. Leftovers from “healthy snacks” are being composted in the school garden. Some children know a few children`s games and encourage others to play rather then only running around and screaming during break time.


3. School Improvement Action Plan

A parents evening and involving parents and the community during the workshop week in our school, local press reporting on it, the film documentary at least for a couple of weeks created the feeling being part of a far bigger community.

Asking parents and grandparents for old skills like needle work or old children´s games made most of the children connect the past and the present. All the skills connected to nature made them understand the necessity of caring for our environment for their own future.

Calculating prices for self made things made children value their own work. Giving away the profit for poor children in the area was their own decision.

Being able to use a foreign language to communicate with children from various countries was a great motivation for the children of 3rd and 4th grade. Two of them were able to moderate the official welcome ceremony which was highly noticed and appreciated not only by the school inspector.

Communication between schools and pupils did not really happen properly. Our attempts to skype were not successful. Our children`s level in English is not high enough to write emails. They sent Christmas cards and short letters and very excited and happy when receiving letters and cards.

The four skills plan connects very well with our school improvement plan. Children learning individually and in groups, sharing skills and helping each other is highly appreciated.

Pupils in 3rd and 4th grade are able to do basic research on partner countries. They can name them, find them on the map and know characteristics of the countries.

They also from time to time see the project website to keep in touch and made comments. Since their English is too basic, teachers translated their comments.

Unfortunately skyping with the Scottish school as planned was not possible out of reasons on the Scottish side.



Evaluation Summary / Pen Disc LA / Project Working

NAME:  VS Mils/Austria

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work.   The copies should be kept by the teachers and students ready for completion at the end of year two. Pupils can be given the support that teachers feel is necessary and a whole class discussion would be recommended prior to completing the form to engage the children with the main ideas.


Start of the project responses  (Year One)

End of the project summary  (Year Two)

What skills do you already have that would be considered traditional skills?


Some children know how to knit with their fingers

Some children know how knit

Some children have sowed an harvested potatoes


What skills do you have that you think are useful today?



Most of the children can swim

Some of them can cook basic things

Some children work with wood.

Some children


What traditional skills do your family or neighbours have?



building walls

wood carving


List some things that you think could be changed for the better in the world today.

avoid waste

reuse materials


What could we do in our project which could change things for the future?



walk to school instead of going by car

avoid waste, bring our lunch in boxes,

make our own compost in the school garden

work with waste materials


What traditional things would you like to learn or to find out about?


wood carving

old chlidren´s games

make art out of waste



This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work.  It is designed to look at how your school will improve through the two years of the project work.    It should enable you to engage the school community in active discussions around the main theme, ie, connecting the past with the future.  




Is developing European Citizenship, including this particular Project, a part of your school improvement plan?

(The EU would like to encourage this.)

List how you implement the project across the school community:

Parent´s evening

Local Press, School website

Short documentary film


How do you aim to connect the learning about the past to the way that our communities should live in the future?

Practical examples

Inviting people to do workshops on old skills

Exchange experiences with the partners


How will you use the project to encourage awareness of how to develop healthy active lifestyles?

Collecting and distributing old childrens´games for the school garden and the neighbourhoods.



How will the project develop exciting ‘bigger learning experiences’ and enterprise?

Making things – arts and crafts and selling them at a local market

hosting partners/ workshops


How do you plan to use the project to engage pupils in learning a foreign language?

Learning about the partners

Learning phrases to be used on partner´s visits

Skyping with the Scottish partners

Hosting partners


How do you plan to use ICT to enhance and improve the project experience?

Doing research on the partners

Skyping with the Scottish

Sending e-mails to partners


NAME …………………………………….

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work and how it impacts into your school and teaching .   The copies should be kept by the teachers ready for completion at the end of year two.  It may be useful to ask your school project colleagues to also complete this.


Start of the project responses 
(Year One)

End of the project summary 
(Year Two)

How does the project add to your teaching and learning experience in the school?

very well


How do you share the project work with your colleagues and how does this involve them in the work of the project?

we talk to each other, everybody brings I ideas – what each group can make for the bazar, whom we can invite to teach old skills


How does your school benefit from your European work?


children grt a vision, they know a  little about the different countries and want to know more,

many questions emerge


How does the project encourage pupils’ confidence, motivation and responsibility?

children are very excited about the visitors coming in May from 6 countries, children dare to speak english


How do you ensure that the quality of the pupils’ project work is robust?


There are many things done together and talked over together

subject from the project  turn up in everyday curriculum work