The Vikings

Age: 9,10
Project Year: 2010-11

Learning about the Vikings- where they came from, their ships and where the invaded.

At the start of the project the schools got to know each other by using the forums and by sending postcards to each other. Students created wiki projects about the Vikings where they posted information and photographs about the Vikings. Pupils then created a travel brochure advertising the areas where the Vikings originated from. For Dissolving Boundaries Day we wore our T-shirts and organised ourselves into a 'human' map of Ireland stretching out our hands in friendship towards our friends in Downpatrick and leading our school walk displaying Dissolving Boundaries balloons.

Face-to-Face

We incorporated the Viking theme into our face to face meeting in Dublin. Regrettably the Viking Splash was booked out but we enjoyed a very interesting tour of Viking Dublin on the open-top Bus. We walked around the Christchurch area and visited Dublinia where the guide showed us how Vikings lived long ago. Of course shopping in the Jervis Centre was great too as was the journey by train.

Schools Involved

Media Gallery

For Dissolving Boundaries Day 2014 we invited schools to send us short video recordings that show what DB means to them. We've pieced these together into a movie!

A documentary about linking schools through ICT; case studies of cross-border links between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the Dissolving Boundaries programme and in Israel through the TEC program.

 

School Participation

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