Portugal

Primary school of José Sanches

Paula Pais

Paula Pais

Teacher

Angelina Marques

Angelina Marques

Teacher

Luís Gonçalves

Luís Gonçalves

Teacher

Our school is located near Spain, in the village of Alcains in the city of Castelo Branco. It has 910 students from kinder garden to secondary school (high school). It has a lot of projects/activities for all the students, aiming to improve our students’ experiences, including sports (swimming, chess, football, basketball, adventure in the nature, mountain bike, Europeans club, eco school, theatre, etc).

We have different curricular offers including music, tourism, informatics, science, literature, sports and others !

In our school we have all kind of resources to help classes and the activities that we have, for example: library, gym, science laboratories, informatics laboratories, theatre, music room, arts room, bar, canteen etc. We aim to prepare students for life in an increasingly globalized world, by improving language skills, in particular English, and increasing the utilization of the new and communicating technologies, which we try to integrate in the educational process.

We also aim to achieve an international focus, by encouraging learning about cultural diversity and this way, expect to have the necessary tools to exist in the contemporary world.

The School has developed and implemented since 2009 Comenius projects, financed by the EU and covering various topics related to conflicts resolution, people’s mobility in Europe and dropout prevention through practice sports. These projects covered the students of different educational levels. Two projects were implemented and one is in progress. During these projects, ties were established with several partners in other countries. Our school Europeans club and Eco school club has experience in various student centered projects to increase respect for the environment and European citizenship development.