The Melissa Project

This international two year project was an next exciting Erasmus + project which started in October 2019.  For lots more information about this wonderful project, please have a look at the website at

The overall focus of this project is bees and bee-keeping and establishing a bee-keeping project at our schools. We also aim to give our pupils an opportunity, thoughout the lifetime of this project to communicate with and visit each other's schools and to present work and learn about different countries and cultures. Pupils aged 10 - 15 years from Perth in Scotland, The Azores, Thessaloniki in Greece, Verbania in Italy and Voru in Estonia are the partners of the project.  Pupils will take part in a number of collaborative activities including:

  • Researching bees
  • Designing bee hives
  • Performing in a concert relating to bees
  • Setting up bee-keeping projects at our schools, keeping journals and photographic records
  • Designing and producing merchandise relating to bees

The pupils who were selected to go on the first Learning, Teaching and Training Activity of the MELISSA beekeeping project on Terceira Island in the Azores kept a diary.

See What They Wrote

In January 2023 we received feedback on our final report, prepared by Mrs Dibnah, and it mentioned the high standard of project management demonstrated by Craigclowan since the inception of the project. Despite the pandemic, the assessor described that it was "really quite remarkable that this collaboration was able to fulfil it's ambitions and succeed beyond expectation. A great credit to all involved".  The full report feedback can be read here.  

Eureka! Past, Present & Future!

Eureka - Past, Present and Future! is a project which proposes to foster entrepreneurship, from an early age, and the idea that anyone has the capability of being an inventor. It aims to inspire young people, build on their sense of initiative and show them that through team work, co-operation, hard work and good leadership, they will be the next generation of inventors. It will also provide a detailed training manual for primary school teachers on "The Design Process"  and the practicalities of running such a project in a school situation.

The project started on 19 September 2016 and ended on 18 November 2018.

A Summary of What We've Been up to Over The Course of Year 1 | PDF | 35.2MB

Find Out What Exciting Activities Took Place During The Second Year of Our Erasmus Project

The Project Partners

Trip Diaries


The first trip, which involved all the partner schools, was to Thessaloniki and was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Please read our trip diaries by following the links below!

Arthur's Thessaloniki Diary | PDF | 100KB
Freddie's Thessaloniki Diary | PDF | 152KB
Iona's Thessaloniki Diary | PDF | 36KB
Rachel's Thessaloniki Diary | PDF | 97KB
Thessaloniki Blog From Mrs Dibnah and Mrs Court | PDF | 906KB


Four lucky pupils from Form 7 have now experienced the delights of Paris on the latest trip.  Read our diaries here:

Ben's Paris Diary | PDF | 106KB
Izzy's Paris Diary | PDF | 224KB
Ross's Paris Diary | PDF | 198KB
Tessa's Paris Diary | PDF | 158KB
Paris Blog From Mrs Dibnah and Mrs Denyer | PDF | 1.4MB


Six pupils from Forms 6 and 7 experienced a wonderful trip to Romania during Spring Term 2018. Read what they got up to here:

Romania Trip Diaries | PDF | 3.4MB

We have regular updates on our Facebook Page - Eureka Pastpresentfuture - and on our E-Twinning Page.