We started a brief discussion on the importance of work, the role of money and consumer rights. The students have concluded that work and money are very closely linked, because if you work more -you make more money. But that does not mean that you will have more money, because someone wants to spend more and someone wants to save. They consider that its important to save because you can afford some things that are more expensive or that money can provide you something that you really need or improves quality of life at some point in time. With the learned experience, some students reported that they bought a product that wasn’t right before the seller had guaranteed the guarantee sheet and that they had replaced the product in the store.
On 7th March 2018, a businessman from Cerignola, Francesco Montingelli, came to our school. He is a man who loves his job. Mister Montingelli talked students about the importance of education that goes beyond our future choices. He asked them what their future hopes are and how they can make them come true. Later, he told his story; he said that when he was younger he went to Rome in order to study and he began to act in the theatre ; when he realized that his passion could become a real job he began to develop some projects that could be supported
at national and European level. His early successes encouraged him and he succeeded in founding a private party planning and entertainment agency . Now, he is glad because he is giving young people the possibility to work in different resorts in the Gargano area during the summer and he, usually, organizes every type of concert and meeting. Besides, he talked about the bureaucracy of his business and he explained the importance of making good decisions. Thanks to this interesting meeting, students had the possibility to confront this young
businessman and to understand their personal dreams and future hopes. They were very pleased and when Mister Montingelli asked students what the most important aspects defining a good businessman are, they answered that passion, creativity and expertise represent the right elements for a good result! When I grasped a sense of happiness in their eyes I felt a deep satisfaction in myself as a teacher!
The challenge of entrepreneurship as a goal of the YEA , Young Entrepreneurs in Action Project, was put to the students of the Agrupamento de Escolas de Vale de Ovil, Baião, in Portugal, and ideas began to emerge. From the most complex, as services to the population in the area of radio and the cinema to the simplest ones related to the creation of simple products the proposals were varied.
The fact that we are at the beginning and we want to develop entrepreneurship and financial literacy in young people, we decided to encourage students to take the steps to create a company that creates and sells a very simple product.
We started the robotic lessons. We bought Arduinos and it’s equipment with the Project management budget. And each Thursday, we study on it. We have some ideas…. While learning coding, we try to develop our product idea’s protypes which will be exhibited 29th of May.
Turkish students participated financial literacy seminar with all Erasmus+ groups. It’s given by Psychological counselor; Canan Akmanoğlu Bayrak who is founder of manibox. Manibox is a safety and easy pocket money management system which is monitoring by parents. Students realized the importance of managing saving our pocket money that we learnt how to manage our pocket Money. They got the attendance Certificate and sample of Manibox as a gift.
Taking advantage of the objectives of the YEA project that is currently being attended by students of our school, a collection of posters has been made that call for the need to practice a more responsible consumption and that warns of the importance of savings in our lives.
Modern living habits associated with the great pressure exerted by advertising and society at large can jeopardize the sustainability of our family life and our planet in terms of its biodiversity and regenerative capacity.
We also want to make our community aware of the role played by the small family economy, such as small cultures and the raising of animals for the lives of our grandparents.
The YEA Project was present at the show of activities, clubs and projects organized by the Agrupamento de Escolas de Vale de Ovil in Baião, that took place on April 30, 2018.
Many curricula and experts argue that giving a piggy bank to a child is a very important step in teaching to save. Because we think that it is very important show to our kids that saving money can ensure a better future and it is a way to buy anything we need in the future, we promote a workshop when kids made their own piggy bank.
This workshop was developed under YEA project of ERASMUS+ programme and our students participated with enthusiasm. We hope our kids use them!
Erasmus + is an EU program for education, training, youth and sport, which entered into force on 1ST January 2014. The main objectives of this project are: to promote exchanges and cooperation, as well as mobility between education and training systems at European level; to contribute to the development of quality lifelong learning and active and intercultural citizenship.
This specific school year, the program in which the Vale de Ovil School Group participates is called "Young Entrepreneurs in Action", with the aim of developing entrepreneurship and financial literacy. To publicize the project activities, an interactive space - Erasmus + Corner - was created in the school library to disseminate news and activities related to the project.
Waste disposal containers are known to all students by their colour. Therefore, they needn't read the labels on them to properly dispose the waste in the appropriate container. But third grade students started to play and decided to create their imaginative, unusual containers for their classroom. Such containers encourage them to sort each and every small piece of waste properly.
Plastic cups are often thrown away after a single use. Students from the third grade thought of a way to use them longer. In their art maps they found many remains of small pieces of colourful paper collage. They glued and decorated the cups. Now they are used as boxes for school supplies: pencils, pens, markers. Students actively participate in dividing waste and are constantly coming up with new ideas for progress.The stimulus in their efforts is now the ERASMUS project that is currently being implemented at the school.