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Awareness, Appreciation and Enhancement of the Local Environment (SIP022)
Using ICT as an integral feature in preparing and writing material, collating data, communicating between the partner schools, this project comprised a comprehensive study of the local environment.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Togher National School, Co. Cork
Project Aims
  • To carry out a cross-curricular project focussing on the theme of the local environment.
  • To identify particular areas for research, such as hedgerows, flora and fauna, farming methods, local monuments, folklore, etc.
  • To integrate ICT seamlessly into the research, development and delivery of the project.
  • To develop the project as an extension and comparison of the 1937 National Survey of Local Folklore and Traditions.
  • To involve local groups, industries and organisations as partners in the project.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Development of resources in the form of a booklet and website to disseminate the project's findings.
  • Involvement of the wider community in school life as a result of participation in the project.
  • Raising the social capital of the participating schools.
  • Reduction in the social isolation of the marginalised communities in the participating schools.
  • Creating an awareness, appreciation and enhancement of the local environment.
Participating Schools
Cappabue National School, Co. Cork
Kealkill National School, Co. Cork
Scoil Treasa Naofa, Dublin 8
Dalkey School Project, Co. Dublin
Clonowen National School, Co. Westmeath
Further Information

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