The pilot phase of the Yard4All Project has been successfully implemented and completed in Spain. Primary school students between 6 and 12 years old were able to participate in the activities within the framework of the project.
Despite the complications in which the project was implemented: the moments of health crisis, the measures carried out by the governments to prevent the expansion of cases, the return to normality and the changes of personnel in the participating entities, during the school years 2021 and 2022 it was possible to implement the activities in the Juan Alonso Rivas school.
Figure 1: CEIP Juan Alonso Rivas, Colomera, Granada, Spain
The school had the participation of 4 teachers fully involved in the project, 18 students from different grades (some of them with special educational needs), parents and DEFOIN project technicians.
Figure 2: Online meeting to arrange the implementation of the activities
The experience began with the implementation of the activities of the IO3 Guide, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Guide for children. Thanks to the implementation of the activities of the guide and as a final conclusion of the teachers exposed in the Community of Practices that were held, the links between the centre and the pupils were strengthened, managing to reduce school abstinence by up to 100% of the 5th year Primary class of the 2021 school year in the school. The students enjoyed the experience of discovering new tools and their own skills by creating a prototype company where they could start to develop new skills, especially in groups.
The attendance of the teachers to the training mobilities developed and implemented by the project partners was a further input of the benefits of this project for the Colomeran community in Granada. In these trainings, teachers were able to discover new ways of teaching, to network with other European schools and other teaching professionals in different contexts, as well as to learn first-hand about the work carried out within the project.
With the implementation of the IO4, Mathematical Concepts and IO5, Science and Drawing guides, the students were able to deepen their curricular knowledge and learn in a more empirical way, enjoying the game and the school while learning about the functioning of a vegetable garden in a parallel way.