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Local Secondary School wins an EU funded Erasmus+ bid worth half million euros (£400k)

posted 15 Sep 2015, 06:51 by   [ updated 15 Sep 2015, 06:56 ]
Nightingale Academy, based in the heart of Enfield, wins an EU funded Erasmus+ bid worth half million euros (£400k) for a youth enterprise and global entrepreneurship project. The funding will span over 3 years and will enable the Academy to work in collaboration with 7 other countries including Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Poland, Romania and France.


In a time of global change, the project will offer an exciting and refreshing outlook for local communities as it will enhance the learning of Global Citizenship such as, active citizenship, empathy, tolerance and responsibility. The funding will also enable many students from deprived socio-economic backgrounds to visit partner countries.


This project is the latest of many European projects Nightingale Academy has led or been part of in the last few years. Nightingale Academy was awarded full International School status by the British Council, in recognition of its international dimension and global citizenship through a number of activities and visits to overseas schools for students and staff.


The funding will support local partner schools giving children the opportunity to be part of international events and support the diverse community we are proud of in North London.


Nightingale Academy boasts a superb opportunity for their school, as over 60 students will benefit from the project directly by gaining intensive training on various aspects of business and enterprise, such as market research, product design, finance, marketing and presentation. This will give students a first-hand insight into the intricacies of the world of global entrepreneurship, which will develop a number of soft skills, highly sought after in today’s job market. The school as a whole will also benefit, as many activities will involve all Nightingale students in international days and the hosting of the final visit by students and staff from all partner schools.


Principal, Ann Palmer stated, “The funding will truly put Edmonton and Enfield on the map for thousands of young people across Europe, who will eventually spend one week in the area. This project is a true reflection on a global market we are proud of”.


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