Two important challenges are evident in the e-kids project: the first is that it responds completely to the priorities of the national curriculum with regards to the fundamentals: reading, writing, speaking in public and a respect for others. The second advantage for children, and one that is really essential, is self-esteem. That is to say, all the social and civic skills that the child must develop in order to want to learn
E-kids is a project that brings together everything that is learned, one that really involves the pupils in school life and in their education, and therefore this project is perfectly suited to primary education.
I enjoyed the opportunity to make my pupils work in a different way, to organise this project alongside my pupils, because some of them really came out of their shells. The pupils really grew in self-confidence and were brave enough to speak in public.
Pupils were happy and proud to have taken part in an exhibition on the theme of difference, to have organised an event and to have been able to show their families.
The « Canadian » style system of partnerships, focusing on multiple talents, allows pupils to develop the skills they learn at school within the framework of a concrete project and it prepares them for their future lives as members of society
E-kids allows us to create links with a variety of different partners: national educational bodies, the children and the entrepreneur. Through this we can bring people together and that is really important nowadays.
E-kids gives certain pupils real self-confidence. We all have pupils in the classroom that are not really aware of their abilities, they are afraid to try. Thanks to this project they are really able to develop.
Creating the crests allows the pupils to get to know themselves and their classmates better. I noticed that new friendships started to form as a result of this exercise
This project makes the children take an active role in their schooling, whereas they are used to being much more passive.
I find it really positive that the children take a good look at themselves and this can only help them as they move up to secondary school and, eventually, into their professional careers in the future.