Here in St. Damian's we have been involved with Comenius since 2008. Comenius projects are a European funded initiative to develop partnerships between schools across Europe. Schools collaborate to improve subject and information technology skills. Our projects provide unique opportunities for both students and teachers to learn about other EU countries, their culture and teaching and learning methodologies. We have worked with schools from Wales, Finland, France, Sweden, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Greece. Comenius allows us to develop knowledge and understanding among students and staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity. As well as to helping students to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship.