Culture4Kids-Beyond the Textbook

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.

RTE Jr called in to visit, click on the image below to see the  TV clip!

RTE Jr TV Clip

RTE Jr TV Clip

Erasmus Video Clip , click on the image to see the clip

The Legend of Nisida and Posillipo
Interpreted and Illustrated by
Maeve Cavanagh
3rd class

Welcoming concert by children and Student’s Council members

Visiting Classrooms

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

Portugal Trip October 2019

Three teachers from our school visited a partner school in Penafiel in October. The week was dedicated to ICT in Primary schools. The teachers along with teachers from all 6 partner countries took part in workshops in robotics and coding in the primary classroom.

We got an insight in how other countries use ICT to teach English. We engaged with pupils, visited classrooms and observed lessons where pupils were coding and using tablets.