International summer school introduces cultural and natural heritage of the transboundry Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe region to Räpina and Pechory schoolchildren

18. August

19-22 August: a summer school for 30 Estonian and Russian schoolchildren takes place in Räpina as  a part of the project “CuNaHe: Improved network of formal and informal education institutes to support Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe region”.


19-22 August: a summer school for 30 Estonian and Russian schoolchildren takes place in Räpina as  a part of the project “CuNaHe: Improved network of formal and informal education institutes to support Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe region”.

Four days long summer school introduces local cultural and natural heritage in the Estonian-Russian transboundary Lake Peipsi region. Programme includes experimental learning of the nature, study visits to Tartu and to the villages near the lake. As one of the aims of the project is to strengthen the cooperation between educational organisations and digital learning, new IT tools for the schools are introduced. The head  of the summer school, Marika Ääremaa says that it is really important to study and feel the surrounding through the practical activities, therefore interesting activities like staging an audio story, scooter racing, and various observation exercises are combined to the summer school programme.

The project is led by Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation and partners are Räpina Co-Educational Gymnasium, Pechory Secondary school nr 3, Russian NGO Lake Peipsi Project, also two associated partners - University of Tartu Center for Educational Innovation and Pskov State University and steering committee.

The project aims to strengthen Estonian-Russian border communities cooperation through a network of schools and non-formal education institutions while special attention is paid to innovative educational methods and active learning. Read more about the project: http://www.ctc.ee/running/cunahe

The project is been implemented with the financial assistance of the Estonia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 and KIK. Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 aims to foster cross- border cooperation across the borders between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation to promote socio-economic development in the regions on both sides of the common borders. The Programme web-site is www.estoniarussia.eu.”

For more information:

 Project manager
Margit Säre
Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
margitsare@gmail.com, tel 3725088409


 Summer school organizer
Marika Ääremaa
Räpina Co-Educational Gymnasium huvijuht@rapina.ee, tel 37255961714

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“This press release has been produced with the financial assistance of the Estonia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Programme participating countries alongside with the European Union”.

 

CuNaHe: Improved network of formal and informal education institutes to support Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe region  

The Project is co-financed by the Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020