The Education Authority in Northern Ireland and Léargas work in partnership to implement the Peace IV Collaboration through Sharing in Education (CASE) programme. CASE is for primary and post-primary schools in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland. (www.leargas.ie)
Shared Education enables schools to work in partnership to provide opportunities for pupils, staff and community to engage in collaborative and meaningful learning experiences. We have been working alongside St. Oliver’s National School in Carlingford over the past three years. This year is slightly different because of Covid-19. As we cannot meet up, we will be participating in activities together virtually.
Our focus this year will be on Citizenship, Cultural Awareness & Well-being.
Our first activity is World Animal Day
Sherkin class Hatched out 3 little ducks during lockdown. They learned about how to care for them – they need warmth, food and water.
Daffy the duck came into school to visit.
Class Red learned all about animals and the sounds they make. They had great fun identifying animals found in the zoo, singing animal songs and wearing masks!
Class yellow had a great time learning about animals. They practiced their cutting and sticking skills to make animals out of paper shapes.
They wore animal masks in the playground and did animal actions.
And finally, class Yellow played Guess What Animal.
Class Green got creative and made animals out of Play-doh.
They did a virtual tour of Dublin Zoo.
They played Headbanz and charades, trying to guess the animal.
They got very excited meeting Daffy the duck.
Rathlin have been discussing care of our pets in class.
In our class –
Martin has 2 dogs Brandy and Socks.
Tadhg has Misty the dog.
Simon has a laborador called Tilly.
Zach plays with his cousins dog called Tilly.
Nicky feeds his granda’s dog Milly.
Aaron has a dog called Srinkles.
Arturas has a dog called Mango.
In our school yard the neighbours dog comes to the gate and we go over to say hello to him.
Dalkey loved meeting Daffy the duck.
They also discussed their favorite animals and why. Then recorded each other with iPads.
St. Brigid’s student’s had great fun this week talking all things animals! We are already looking forward to our next Peace IV activities for World Kindness Day!