Vikings, Renewable Energy, Bridges, The Seven Wonders

Age: 10
Project Year: 2010-11

Students covered a number of topics collaboratively

At the start of the project the schools got to know each other by using the forums and a video conferencing session. The project was devided up into topics which were covered collaberatively, these included vikings, renewable energy, bridges, the seven wonders.

Vikings: Pupils completed projects on Viking lives, origins of, impact on Ireland, longboats, raids etc.. They also constructed model of Viking longship from cardboard template.

Sustainable/Renewable Energy: Pupils examined the use of fossil fuels and why the continued use of these sources is damaging to the environment. We then progressed to study sources of renewable energy, completing projects on each of these. We had a workgroup on renewable energies given by SEAI, with the sessions being shown to Elmgrove classes via the video conference facility. Both schools also presented their information to each other during a seperate video conference.
Bridge Building: Pupils examined different types of bridges, looking at their construction, materials used, purpose of, and see examples of each from around the world. In groups, they then moved on to construct their own structures. Elmgrove had engineers in their school building a bridge on site, and this was shown to Kill pupils via the video conference.

Face-to-Face meeting

We decided to consolidate the learning that took place on vickings in choosing our face-to-face.We took a tour of Viking Dublin (Dublinia) and had a fun trip around Dublin on Viking Splash. Elmgrove NS stayed overnight in Dublin, with Kill NS meeting them on the morning of the event. Schools were divided into relevant groups and split between the Viking Splash tour and Dublinia. Pupils then met up at lunch time before switching tours for the afternoon. Before Elmgrove left for their train, both schools met up again to say goodbye.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Kill Co.Kildare
    Age Group: 10
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Beersbridge Road Belfast BT5 4RS
    Age Group: 10
    Type: Primary

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.

 

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