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The Marine (SIP023)
A thematic project involving all class groups that examined the ecology of the seashore, the issues relating to the fishing industry, the history of our involvement with the sea, and the current state of fishing and cargo ports in the vicinity of the school.
18 months
Lead Organisation
St Mary's National School, Co. Waterford
Project Aims
  • To encourage teachers and pupils to analyse their local environment.
  • To encourage pupils to learn about different cultures and traditions.
  • To promote an understanding of the interdependence that exists between the sea and us.
  • To use ICT in an integral fashion in research, collation of data and presentation of findings.
  • To engage teachers and pupils in active and collaborative learning.
  • To liaise with a 'twinned' school in Newfoundland on a shared project on marine birdlife.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Development of resources that enable similar projects to be carried out in other schools.
  • Enhancement of the ICT skills of the participating pupils.
  • Increased awareness of the various organisations that are connected with the sea, their roles and responsibilities.
  • Evaluation of the value of the Internet and email as tools in collaborative project work.
Participating Schools
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