The SchoolWebRadio project also called SWR, is a cooperation and networking between three European school organizations that describes our commitment to using creativity, innovation and artistic expression in a way that contributes to:
Eventually, the (SWR) project became a ‘learning community’ because it:
The SchoolWebRadio Project took the form of an attractive and modern Web Radio with Portal aiming at making learning more challenging. It is on air 24 hours 365 days a year with scheduled music and broadcasts. The production of the broadcasted programmes has been created by the school communities and within the limits of school procedures and was based on volunteerism. It serves educational and entertainment targets for students aged 13 to 18. The project engaged students in activities/results/broadcasts that directly related with European values, so as to acquire necessary social and intercultural competencies, skills and abilities associated with citizenship, through the promotion of democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and anti-discrimination, as well as active participation in society. Through the activities of the project we wanted to create socially balanced people, who dedicate themselves to persons or a purpose, people who take responsibilities, feel comfortable and show a positive attitude towards themselves and others. Their emotional world was an essential director and shaper of their personality after exercising great power and influence on their activities, strengthening the qualities that make them better completed persons. The Project provided the necessary tools and skills in order to successfully incorporate web-based radio activities into the school's educational settings in an innovative way. The project seeked action by student themselves on preventing and dealing with racist incidents and promote change in the environment for the cultivation of values, such as equality and respect for the rights of all. Our basic goal and vision was to build on solid bases for our common future. We strongly believe that this could be achieved through education and radio voice for peace, to highlight the broader values that should distinguish our youth, values such as tolerance, respect, acceptance of diversity, equity and opposition to the rhetoric of hate.
Within Partners schools a number of teachers from different subjects like Art, Design and Technology, Home economics, Geography , Music etc., will fill a range of permanent and long term roles in our project. As a general rule the associate teachers were selected in order to maximize the impact of the expected results of the project. We estimate that around 200 students (age 13 to 16) participated in the project by creating or taking part in radio products with the guidance of their teachers, and by participating as users of the Web Radio Platform. Generally, the involvement of students was spread to all the stages of the project activities having roles from preparation stage to dissemination of the project results. As well as during development of the Radio as they participated in groups either of technical support or production of a broadcasting programmes. School students renew the Radio Website with news and issues, they produced music playlists with their own voices included, they took interviews and they told various news that concerns students. The impact of the project was not only measured in terms of the quality of the projects results but also in terms of results visibility and their use outside the project.
The project addressed its results to: