For more information about The Blue Star Programme, please see http://www.europeanmovement.ie Fifth and Sixth class worked hard to earn the Blue Star Flag There are four categories that the school participated in: 1. Historical 2. Geographical. 3. Creative and cultural 4. Institutional and Learning Here are some of the projects that we worked on…. Historical For the historical section of the Blue Star Programme, we will be exploring the Holocaust and paying a particular focus on the life of Anne Frank. This will enable us to integrate literacy into our project through the use of the book “The Diary of Anne Frank”. We will carry out a class project on Anne Frank and it will be presented in both slideshow and hardcopy form on a display board. Geographical The geographical section of our project included the creation of a booklet. The booklet consisted of a variety of factfiles of other EU countries. Each factfile included:
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The children carried out individual oral reports on a chosen country, which they presented to the class. Cultural and Creative We learned the EU Anthem and can now sing it with a number of instruments that come from a variety of EU countries. Secondly, invited a number of visitors from different EU countries into our school to speak to us about life in their particular country. A number of questions were prepared for them when they arrive. The classroom was designed with flags from the particular countries for their arrival. We also had some French language classes with Ms Winston. Institutional and Learning For this particular section we created a questionnaire for a local MEP and invited them into our school to speak with us about the role of the European Parliament and the European Commission which we will have previously explore in class. Europe Day Celebrations Our school held an EU day where the children devised a variety of work station activities. We had eight activities set up in the classroom. The following activities were in the various stations:
(Can you match the language and the country?)
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A game of “Who wants to be a millionaire” will be carried out and there will prizes for the winner.