PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2010-1-IE1-COM06-02449

Can I Play?

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Spain
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Saint Thomas National School

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Primary school

    ADDRESS

    Peterswell, –

    CONTACT PERSON

    Geraldine Nolan

    Can I Play?

    The children in our partnership come from a variety of social, intellectual, racial and from both rural and urban backgrounds. Bully-type behaviour at school is growing in Europe, usually as a result of isolation or frustration at feeling of being outside of the circle, not belonging to the community of school, class etc. Playing games together strengthens ties with other children. We intend to use the playground for cross curricular purposes and as an outdoor classroom. We will use a multi-lateral approach and expect to impact on each student and educator in all the partner schools. We are going to research, develop and implement a programme of traditional playground games to help address some of the aforementioned problems. Traditional games and activities inspire a variety of different learning to take place, and mostly without children's awareness. The universal language of playground games can be understood by all, and can help strengthen links with classmates and inspire tolerance. Through our inclusive traditional playground games programme we expect supportive and friendly relationships to be formed quite naturally and in turn for children to learn strategies to deal with situations of success, failure and rejection. Our focus on traditional playground games will assist our students with the acceptance of ‘difference’, cultural, personal and ability. We plan to build in inclusive practices so that all children may participate. We are citizens of Europe yet with our own unique individuality. What a fun way to bring these points ‘home’ to our children. We have so much to offer and learn from each other. Let’s show Europe how it is done, by communicating, collaborating and sharing a project that will open our eyes, our minds and our world for each other.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Games created by the pupils

    The pupils had a chance to play different games prepared by the Hungarian pupils. The 6th graders taught the 1st graders how to play. Then they created their own board games during their lessons of English and Design and Technology. The games were offered to our partner schools at the meeting in France. Pictures of the games can be seen in our school's website.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Craftwork

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes