Electricity and Renewable Energy

Age: 9,10
Project Year: 2012-13

A collaborative study of Electricity and Renewable Energy

Wikis were set up for Electricity and Renewable Energy. There were 9 sections for the project. Each school completed every other section. The aim of the project was joint learning, development of research skills, a showcase of their work and awareness that the aims of renewable energy are the same wherever you live. The children used online sources to research information and pictures to insert into their wiki.

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Carlingford Outdoor Centre
Held In October. The children took part in team building activities such as archery and laser combat. This venue was chosen as we felt in previous years that the children did not mix as well as they could have so we wanted an activity were they had to work together and therefore had to speak to each other.

Videoconferencing

Have only managed to do it about once every 2 months as we have had some sound issues and other school commitments. Children enjoy talking to other school. Have talked about hobbies, what they have done over holidays and also plans for upcoming holidays. Videoconferencing develops the children's confidence speaking in front of others and shows them that interests are pretty much the same.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Kill Co.Kildare
    Age Group: 9,10
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Beersbridge Road Belfast BT5 4RS
    Age Group: 9,10
    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.

 

School Participation

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