Our Local Areas and The Egyptians

Age: 8,9
Project Year: 2012-13

2 projects: Our local area and The Egyptians

Our Local Areas
Aims : To introduce the children to the tools and technology within the DB programme.
That the children provide information about their home towns, schools, events and activities. Online Activities: The children used the forums, wiki pages, database, profiles and videoconferencing. Collaboration : While the projects were completed separately, each group read their partners entries. They then came up with three questions to ask in the next Videoconferencing session.
The Egyptians
Aims : That the children create a wiki page together based on a topic related to the Egyptians. Online activities : The children used the forums, wiki pages, and videoconferencing. Collaboration : Both partner groups created a wiki page based on their topic. They then discussed wiki in Videoconferencing session.

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Dublin Zoo.
Scoil Eoin and Belvior Park decided to meet at Dublin Zoo on Thursday 23rd of May. We chose Dublin Zoo because we felt it would give the children an interesting and comfortable environment in order to get to know each other. We first ate lunch in the cafeteria together. This gave the children an opportunity to begin the getting to know you process. After that we asked the children to split up into their respective groups in order to go around and see the various animals. This allowed the pupils to mix with everyone in their group.


It took a while to get the bugs ironed out but then we used VC about once a week if not twice a week

Schools Involved

  • Location: Balloonagh Caherslee Rd Tralee Co.Kerry
    Age Group: 8,9
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Belvoir Park Belfast BT8 7DL
    Age Group: 8,9
    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.


School Participation

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