The Vikings

Age: 8,9,10,11
Project Year: 2012-13

The theme of our joint DB project was The Vikings and was to be covered in both the Literacy and SESE strands of the curriculum

The aim of the project was to learn about the Vikings. Having done their research over a number of months the children then posted a selection of facts and a related illustration online for their partner school to see. In addition the children posted a number of questions related to the theme of Vikings that they hoped their partner school could answer.Collaboration was primarily achieved in the face-to-face meeting where the children were grouped according to their online groups and toured the exhibition in these groups exploring the museum and gathering more information and facts as they went along. I am hoping that the same children from both Clintyclay PS and Newtownmountkennedy PS will get an opportunity to work together again next year, and in this way further collaboration can be done, particularly online as we become more familiar with the online facilities.

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Dublinia Viking Exhibition and St Patrick's Park, Dublin. Friday 17th May.
We met in Dublinia Viking Exhibition as our theme and project was based upon the Vikings and Dublinia gave the children an opportunity to explore the theme together in their Dissolving Boundaries groups. The children could explore and engage with the exhibition together on a more interactive basis. Following the visit to Dublinia Viking Exhibition we went to St Patrick's Park where the children had a picnic together and then played games together such as football, chasing, skipping and the parachute. We ensured the children mixed together by dividing them into their Dissolving Boundaries groups at Dublinia; each child had a colour coded label with their name and group number on it to allow them to quickly identify their group members. This meant that by the time they got to the park, the ice was broken and they happily played together and posed for group photos.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Newtownmountkennedy Co.Wicklow
    Age Group: 8,10
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Clonmore Road Dungannon BT71 6HX
    Age Group: 8,9,10,11
    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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