Our school is engaged in an Erasmus Plus KA229 funded project from 2018-2020 called Culture4Kids-Beyond the Textbook.
This is an exciting opportunity for children throughout the school to learn about their own culture and also about the cultures of the partner schools from Europe. Various class teachers are taking part in the project.
Our partners are from Portugal, France, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Italy.
We want to raise the importance of Europe’s shared Cultural Heritage throughout this project and exchange good practices between all the schools.
In October 2018 St Brigid’s Primary school was the first school to host 14 visiting teachers from these partner schools. The focus of the visit was to share best practice of all the partner schools with relation to teaching children with Special Educational Needs. The visiting teachers also engaged in cultural activities, ICT related activities, observed our teachers teaching and of course visited the children in their classrooms to say hello.
In February some of our teachers will visit France for a focus visit and training on Literacy and in May some will visit Bulgaria to learn all about crafts and teaching cultural skills in a classroom.
The team of teachers communicate via a safe EU platform called eTwinning and can arrange live meet-ups online for the children via this platform also. They share pictures and videos from each other’s countries and the children get to see what cultural activities the other children are partaking in.
Welcoming concert by children and Student’s Council members
Making St Brigid’s Crosses with visiting teachers
Visiting teachers knitting with Teach Dara local knitting group
Willow weaving pictures
Willow Weaving with a visiting teacher from Portugal