"Making New Friends and Learning Together"
Subject Area: Social
and Personal development Specific
Topic: Developing Interpersonal
Relationships Age Range: 12 -16 years
Partnership: St. Clare's
Special School & Rice College Secondary School
Goals of the project:
- Break down barriers towards
- Foster friendships between
- Enhancement of communication
& language skills for the special needs pupils
- Enhancement of mobility
and movement skills through sports hall activities & soccer skills for
the special needs pupils.
- Improve skills of word-processing,
Internet & Email
Curriculum Relevance: These goals are relevant to the curriculum
goals of social & personal development, language & communication, mobility
skills and basic literacy for the special needs group. The second level
mainstream students covered areas from their Religion Programme of disability
awareness, respecting differences, improved communication and interpersonal
- The project will be displayed
on charts in the shared area of the special school
- Information about students
and relevant Email addresses posted on noticeboard.
- Special interests and suitable
web-sites displayed in the shared area.
- Pictures of the students
and partners displayed in the shared area.
- Brief overview of the project
on the school web-site.
- The mainstream students
are prepared in religion class by learning something about disability
- Talks from visiting speakers.
- Suitable Literature / booklets
from the various disability groups.
- Research on the Internet
planning. Timetable implications. The special school reorganised class
timetables and agreed to supervise activities in the various locations,
even if this meant that they were not working with their own class.
The special needs students are assigned to:
- The hall ( Sports Hall Activities
/ Poly-hockey )
- The basketball court ( Soccer
- Shared Area & Senior Classroom
( I.T. activities)
The second level pupils can
choose their area of interest.
- A leader is assigned in
- The leader consults with
the supervising teacher
- All pupils over the age
of 12 years are involved in one of these three activities.
- I.T. skills are offered
particularly to the 15 - 18 year olds.
The tasks include: