Age: 12,13
Project Year: 2010-11

Students worked collaboratively on making music and learning about Irish Students worked collaboratively on making music and learning about Irish music

In both projects, pupils performed, composed and listened to music in class, then used the message forums and wikis to share their learning with their collaboration partners. They set up wiki pages where they shared information about Irish music and the dancing and song tradition in Ireland. They used video-conferencing to perform and appraise music between the two schools. Pupils were very excited and enthusiastic about using the video conferencing technology in class, and it gave them a chance to see again the pupils they had met on the face-to-face. However the image and sound quality were poor and it was difficult for the southern school to access the virtual classroom due to firewall / security restrictions.

The image on the right shows pupils from Bridgetown performing at the Dissolving Boundaries Day video conference in Maynooth.


The students had their face-to-face meeting in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin. This was a great opportunity for the pupils to meet and socialise, including bowling, lunch and cinema.

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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