CARDET participated in the fourth partner meeting of the MEET project, from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th March 2018. The meeting took place in the city of Newry (Northern Ireland) and was hosted by the “Early Years” organisation. Representatives from Specchio Magico (Italy), who are leading the project, also attended the final meeting and educational visits.
The MEET project’s main objective is to offer children an innovative approach to learning in order to enhance their learning development. This attempt is being supported by teachers, nursery/pre-primary schools and parents. Specifically, the partners of the project are currently running implementation sessions in centres of Early Childhood Education and Care for children aged 3-5, to test the “MEET Online Tool” and help children of all abilities to improve their understanding of early mathematical concepts. Partners from Cyprus, Spain and Italy, have shared their experiences with the pilot sessions and discussed about the teachers’ feedback and recommendations for improvement. In addition, the partners discussed about the remaining tasks until the end of the project, the final conference of the project, which is estimated to take place in October 2018; and made all the necessary decisions for completing the project.
The consortium of the MEET project also visited the “Newry Early Years Children and Family Centre”, the ‘Windsor Hill Primary School”, the “Clanrye Group” at Slieve Gullion Forst Park and the “Sticky Fingers Imaginarium”. The partners had the opportunity to take indoors and outdoors tours at the venues, attended detailed presentations provided by their staff and engaged in activities with children. The project is expected to be completed in October 2018.