(de) Grundschule im Beerwinkel

EVALUATION SUMMARY Back to OUR Future  Erasmus+  2014-2016

Name of School:  Grundschule im Beerwinkel

Country:   Germany

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

In our school, Grundschule im Beerwinkel, we started the project with only 3 teachers to help and support, due to  change of generations and a lot of new teachers busy with settling down in the school. But through publishing our  really good projects and getting the whole school involved with a project day about entertaining ourselves  a lot more teachers got interested.  In the end we could form a new Erasmus crew for the new project  and they also helped a lot with the Big Event of presenting and celebrating our project "Back to our Future" with all partners in Berlin end of June 2016.

The project day about entertainment by playing old fashioned games made all teachers want to repeat it as it had been such a relaxed day for everyone. They acknowledged  the work of the Erasmus group greatly  - teachers and students of the group  had prepared the day.  Furtheron the interest of the teachers in the project rose in general and we could form a new strongly supporting team.

It was also very helpful when our European partners came and got involved into school life, mingled with the other students and teachers and - especially with  the children and teachers from Belarus - hosted and accompanied them. All in all  one can state  that this project has evolved  and devoloped the knowledge about the Erasmus+ Program and has created new views on ist possibilities for teaching and learning.

2. Pupils (and Teacher Sheet)

16  students mainly worked  in the Erasmus+ AG. They were the guides and organisers of whole school events. They also had the chance of travelling to other partner schools for teaching the other children in their main topics:  Terra Preta,  board games, insect hotel from recycling material and others.

In a survey with questions about  what they have achieved all children  pointed out that they felt they had improved in English having had to  talk to the other European children  at various occasions. They confirmed that they had gained better marks in their  normal classroom English.

The other main point was the work on Terra Preta, the fable and the animated film they made. Every child was delighted to have had the opportunity  to work on that and they could all see the cross curriculum learning: German, English, Biology, computer, arts, gardening.

Most of the children enjoyed the handicraft and the new knowledge about  cooking, working with their hands, recycling and gardening,  especially  what they had learned from their European partners. They enjoyed to look at the website and write comments under the various articles.

The third question was about behaviour and the relationship to their classes and normal lessons.  Again all children described  that they had gained more self confidence and had been able to concentrate better in the lessons. Four  children with ADHS Syndrom could tell that they had better chances in their classes and with their learning as they could concentrate better and had a new and very positive status in their classes.

The children who were able to travel to our partner schools still had such lovely memories and said that it would be  unforgettable for them in the future. They assumed that  their start into the new school would be easier as they had experienced to work with foreign and to that date unknown children and could build up friendship and partnership in these weeks.

All in all we can state that for most of the children the Erasmus+ Project "Back to our Future" was a very intense, motivating and unforgettable time which they enjoyed thoroughly.

3. School Improvement Action Plan

As stated before our staff  changed in the last 2 years. About 23 new teachers arrived while the old teachers retired. This is a challenging time for a school.

The Erasmus+ project had aimed to strengthen the European idea, the environmental movement in our school and the tendency to modern teaching methods.

We can state that - even under the circumstances  described above -  we made good progress on our travel  to these aims. The project is well known now. A new team has formed and will carry on with  the new Erasmus+ project "From Papyrus to stonepaper and beyond!.  The Big Event week with sometimes 90 European children and teachers has been supported by most of the teachers offering help with organising, support teaching and taking part with their classes.  The  films about the project have been recieved well and were fully booked when presented in school. Our book of European fables  and stories have been given to each class and  also found a place in the library.

The project day " We play together" proved  that there is no chaos if we let the children decide which group they want to join and  break up traditional classes.

As we are writing a new edition of the school development plan the Erasmus+ Projects have been  taken into the plan as one of our "pillars" for our school development - next to sports and enviromental studies, which can be combined easily with new Erasmus+ projects. Thus the money of the projects can be used to finance projects and experts  for the involvement of  the whole school  to improve teaching and learning methods and outcomes.

The school also decided to take part in the KA1 teacher's training opportunity to give the teachers a new chance and perspective  for teaching in primary school. Our Erasmus+ partners will host  8 of them for job shadowing and learning how other schools  are organised and work with the children.

All in all we can say that the project " Back to our future" helped to  installed new ideas, new ways of teaching and motivation in school  on the road to become a modern, student orientated and  enjoyable school for all.

Evaluation Summary / Pen Disc LA / Project Working

SCHOOL: Grundschule im Beerwinkel / Berlin/ Germany

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?


-  very mixed nationalities  in school with  some interested parents

- open minded staff

- new to be formulated school improvement plan for this year

- hospitality  of parents for hosting European students and teachers

long established Comenius projects

deciding in conferences about the project , manifest it in the new  school development plan , widen the aspect of European citizenship to our migrant children and parents

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



good connections to surrounding community (neighbours, church,  community management and officials)

many offers for learning and doing by teachers, parents and external experts

involving experts in the course and invite parents and teachers to take part, find host families for European participants, presenting the project and what we have achieved on website, in exhibitions, in workshops and competitions

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


- healthy lifestyle learning is already established in school ( Global Breakfast, cooking courses..)

- special sports offers / Skiing courses, sports competitions

Main topic is our school garden and producing Terra Preta, i.e. fertile soil. We will harvest and cook the meals together and will experience organic   and vegetarian food in various workshops, collecting bottle tops throughout the project for helping other people ( Izan, Martyna, children with Polio disease)

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


good connections with  coordinators of events in Berlin,

readiness of businesses and official to support learning experiences,

a lot of special offers for events ( universities, FEZ..)

By taking part in various  events ( making films and publish them, exhibition  on Global Soil week 2015,  taking different children to the workshops etc )the children will have reasons why they should take up the work they do in the Erasmus+ Course

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

connections to English Theatre people to help with fable

language assistant from Canada

well organized English fraction in school

By taking them to the workshops all over Europe - main language is English, making worksheets for our main topic : Garden and Terra Preta, taking them for instance to Global Soil Week - Scientists meeting, language: English

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

- already existing workshop for ICT in year 5 and 6 will work on ppt and presentation

- contact to external professional  film makers 

- contact  to website designer

We will encourage children to fill the project website with their own documentaries, make films with the external film makers and find out about the filming business,

Berlin: 9 participants

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?


9: cooking, 8: baking,  3: reading, 9: handicrafts ( knitting, drawing, sewing. Making baskets,



What skills do you have that you think are useful these days?

some: patience, playing, reading and writing , working in the garden or on balcony, sports/fitness,


What traditional skills does your family and your neighbours  have?


family:  most of them: cooking and baking , some: growing plants, repairing things, working in the garden and on fields,

neighbours: no answer


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

most: electrical cars, better recycling,  go by bike, use more natural material (cotton)

some: go into nature,  use organic waste


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

individual: learning English,  knitting , making cheese, making baskets, pottery, working with wood, felting, cooking traditional food,

some: how to make Terra Preta


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

most: learning other languages,  keep the environment clean and make Terra Petra,  teamwork, help other people