Linking your school with another
Twinning is linking your school with another school that is active as a health promoting school and sharing ideas and good practice examples or developing collaborative projects with each other. Working together with other schools across the European region is fun and a great learning experience.
Contact your national or regional SHE coordinator or the SHE secretariat with your request. You will be matched with a school/class with similar wishes for cooperation as your school/class. You will get contact information and can make further arrangements yourself. Schools can decide for themselves what kind of twinning activities will be relevant (e.g. online communication or exchange visits) and how often.
Twinning is free of charge. There is no funding possible for activities through the SHE secretariat.
Schools can use Skype, Google docs, e-mail, blogs, Facebook or other existing platforms.
There is also the possibility of using the eTwinning platform of Erasmus+. It is a free and safe platform for teachers, principals and others from the school community to connect, develop collaborative projects and share ideas in Europe. They can register and join the Twinning community for free and each project gets its own private TwinSpace available from the Desktop. The eTwinning platform offers a number of tools for collaboration and communication, including a private chat room open 24/7 (e.g. your pupils can chat with their partners even after school in a safe online environment), a mailbox (TwinMail), a project journal and forums. The project can also store materials (images, files and videos) in folders to share on private or public pages.