has 350 students in 1.-10. grade. Grunnskólinn á Ísafirði is the
only school for children aged 6-16 in a small village in the
Westfjords, northwest Iceland. The area is disadvantaged,
transportation is difficult and the fishing industry has decreased
greatly in the last decades. Five years ago there were over 500
children in our school but now the are around 400, because people
upper classes (8.-10.) the school is changing the teaching and
starting to use Ipads. It makes a great difference and lets the kids
take more responsibility for their work. It also makes it easier for
teachers to meet the needs of each individual.
uses Restitution and its motto is Respect, Harmony and Education.
Our town is
in the Westfjords that is the “head” of Iceland. Ísafjörður and
three other little villages have about 3000 people. It is a small
community with a beautiful nature all around.
has a method to decrease early school leaving by working with the
community. Students in danger of dropout get to work one day a week
for a company they find interesting, for example: building society,
play schools and grocery stores.
in teaching methods and more use of IT programs give us more
opportunity to work with schools around Europe in diverse ways.