Age: 9,10
Project Year: 2010-11

Students worked collaboratively trying to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Pupils were divided into six groups. They introduced themselves to their corresponding group through the forums. They also brainstormed possible group names. Pupils created pupil profiles using the wikis to share their hobbies and interests with their partner school. The project that our partnership completed involved research on recycling, the effects of landfill sites, what can and cannot be recycled and the ways to reuse our rubbish. Students were very imaginative in discovering what they could make out of used materials which is described below by students from both schools:

Our class made useful objects from used material. Some people made stationary holders. Some people made pencil holders from used water bottles and tubes. More made money pots, cushions made of old t-shirts, someone even made a Toolbox! This tells us that you can make things that are useful from lots of different materials!

In P5 we have been making musical instruments from recycled materials. It has been really fun and we have been learning different rhythms and playing along to well known tunes. We will be showing off our talents by taking part in a concert with the Ulster Orchestra on Friday 27th May. This will be a huge celebration on our work on the environment. We have also been using our instruments to make sound poems.

Samples of the students work


For our face-to-face meeting we went on a tour around Belfast City and visited the Ulster Museum. A student desctibes their day:

We did a treasure hunt all around Belfast. We went to the Titanic Quarter; it was so exciting we got to see a new conference centre in the shape of the titanic. Then we went to the Ulster Museum and got to dress up in old clothes. After we played a game of rounders. Then we went on a Duck boat that was my favourite part, and then we had to go home. It was the best trip ever!

Schools Involved

  • Location: Sutton
    Age Group: 9,10
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Queensway Lambeg Lisburn Antrim
    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.


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