Agrupamento de escolas de Sátão (AES) is located in Sátão, a small rural town 20 km from the city of Viseu, in the north of Portugal. Although the economical situation is improving, it is a disadvantaged area as it is a poor region where many parents are farmers, factory workers, or working in the construction. Some of our students are living with their grandparents or aunts and uncles because their parents had to emigrate for better job opportunities. School population: 1543 pupils (from kindergarden to 12th grade) and 180 teachers. Just a reduced number of teachers in our school have participated in transnational project. The majority of our students have no opportunities to use a foreign language outside the classroom doors or to meet other culture which deepens their lack of cultural sensitivity and curiosity towards other cultures. Many students feel like learning a foreign language is useless as they won’t have a chance to use it. One of the issues in our school is the integration of the gypsy community especially the difference of equality between boys and girls and we have made efforts to make progress.
The schools has been involved in global project that address SGD since 2016.