Weather Watchers

Age: 8,9,10
Project Year: 2010-11

The children worked on examining the different types of weather which we experience each season.

The project the children worked on was weather, we looked at the different types of weather which we experience each season. They studied the weather forecast and become familiar with the symbols used to tell the type of weather to expect. Each school studied one country and explored the climate in this country comparing and contrasting it to Ireland. We also recorded the temperature in the school and the amount of rainfall each day for a month. Pupils used their skills and knowledge of weather to plan and perform the role of a weather forecaster to perform to the groups in the other school.

It took us a while to get 'up and running' with the video conferencing due to a few technical hitches. When we got it working we introduced the groups to their partners in the first meeting, initially everyone was quite nervous. We then met again- this time each member had thought of a question to ask their partner group. It was a real success, pupils had gained confidence in the equipment and loved the experience and began to relax a little. At the end of the year pupils did a weather forecasting video conference- pretending to be weather forecasters and telling the other school what the next few days’ weather would be like in Ireland.

Face-to-Face

The pupils travelled on Friday 11th March to Cheeky Monkeys (Newry). The groups were divided into 2 with A, B and C bowling first and D, E and F in the adventure land. They stopped for lunch and then completed the other activity. While doing the activities pupils were encouraged to get to know all the members of their group. Everyone had a great day, the pupils returned to school full of enthusiasm for the Dissolving Boundaries project.

Students enjoying the indoor adventure playground and bowling

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.

 

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