GSO4SCHOOL proposes an innovative method to motivate school students and teachers to participate in interdisciplinary science-and-arts initiatives

It aims to develop and establish a network that will work together, exchange practices and maintain the Global Science Opera activities in the future. The project also aims to raise both school students’ and teachers’ skills in social, science, cultural and arts aspects  through the development of training materials and activities


‘Creativity in science could be described as the act of putting two and two together to make five.’ Arthur Koestler

‘Play is the highest form of research.’ Albert Einstein


EARTH without ART is just EH …

‘There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.’ Pablo Picasso


‘The greatest scientists are artists as well.” Albert Einstein

‘Research can be undertaken in any kind of environment, as long as you have the interest. I believe that true education means fostering the ability to be interested in something.’ Sumo Lijama, Physicist


Scientific inquiry must be known more as an integral part of daily life and less as a faraway myth occurring in isolated institutions. In the increasingly knowledge-based economy, incorporating scientific creativity early into the educational experience of young people will enable European initiatives to achieve rapid transition from innovative ideas incubation to activation. Education system needs the imaginative force of culture, the curiosity that comes from cultural expression in order to realize Europe’s creative scientific potential and create new learning methodologies which will be implemented in practice via a number of structured training activities in multinational level. Education policymakers all too often narrow teachers’ focus to lists of facts and formulas, which become tempting to resort to so-called “drill-and-kill” teaching methods that cover information in a generic, surface-level way. Unsurprisingly, instead of fostering curiosity, which is much more important in the long term than rote memorization, this approach often causes students to “tune out”. Under this framework enhancing teacher skills, strengthening their ability to motivate innovation and creativity is crucial.

The main pillar of the project will be students’ collaboration and co-creation. School students will have the opportunity to develop services and products, and operate the network as a learning organisation that will produce annual performances, educate other school students and teachers at the local and/or National Level through the cooperation of relevant stakeholders and promote the creative methods of GSO4SCHOOL in Europe and beyond. Furthermore, the project proposes an impact assessment methodology in order to capture the interest and motivation of students in science education as well as the social impact of the activities.