Building Bridges

Age: 9,10,11,12
Project Year: 2012-13

A variety of topics were studied

  • The children made PowerPoints of their area and up loaded it to their wiki. The children in Limerick sent Xmas cards and created a podcast of Xmas Carols. Aim was to make the children aware of their partner school and its location in Ireland. To start making connections with their Northern counterparts. The children completed their profile pages and sent messages via the forum.
  • The children in Limerick sent St. Patrick and St. Bridget cards to their new friends in the North. A project was completed to coincide with Maths week in the North on the currency of the European Countries of the children in the class. The difference between the Euro and Sterling and the History of the Euro. The children in Limerick designed a Dissolving Boundaries Coin and uploaded their research and Images of their coins to the wiki.
  • The children in Pamela's class looked at the History of Northern Ireland, the troubles and the peace process and uploaded what they learned to the wiki. The children in Siobhan's class looked at an Irish inventor John Philip Holland, inventor of the Submarine.
  • The children in Limerick studied Bridges as part of Science and Technology and made bridges from Kinex—this was the visual representation of the project title Building Bridges. Photographs were uploaded to the Gallery page.
  • Face-to-face at Dublin Zoo, the children had a fantastic day at Dublin Zoo and made great friends
  • The children took part in the Videoconference with Marita Conlon McKenna and the DB day videoconference.
Throughout the project the children used the forum and Blog facilities to make connections and friendships with the children in the North as well as carrying out research projects in class and at home

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Dublin Zoo, Friday the 19th of April
The venue was chosen as it was half way between the schools we also felt that they day would allow the children to get to know each other in a relaxed informal setting. The children in Limerick carried out project work on the zoo and favourite animals in art and science. Pamela and Siobhan developed a trail to be distributed to the kids on the day to give them a focus and a springboard to begin interaction. The children were split into their Dissolving boundaries groups so for example group1 from Limerick and group 1 From Glencraig spent the day together.

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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