Our school has an excellent track record with International Education. Every class in the school had their own blog last year which was shared with a partner school elsewhere in Europe. As they are all interactive, you can still leave a comment when you’ve read a post. Select from the list below. Have a go!
http://comparehomes.blogspot.com/ P2/3 blog link with class in Malta (“Greener Homes”)
http://tyssedal-yester.blogspot.com/ P3/4 blog link with Tyssedal Primary, Norway (“Knowing Me, Knowing You”)
http://kuvansiyester.blogspot.com/ P4/5 blog link with Kuvansi in Finland & Skaelskoer in Denmark (“It’s nice to hear from you”)
http://schoolovision2010.blogspot.com/ – P4/5 link with 35 European countries – part of our Schoolovision project
http://snapshotofeurope.blogspot.com/ – P4/5 photography based project with more than 30 European countries.
http://crossroadsofculturesp6.blogspot.com/ P5/6 blog link with Flataskoli Primary, Iceland (“A Cultural Comparison”)
http://yesterstadil.blogspot.com/ P7 blog link with Stadil-Vedersø Skole, Denmark (“Me and my School”)
http://schoolovision2009.blogspot.com/ – award-winning Eurovision Song Contest style project led by Primary 5 Yester earlier in 2009. This was a major international project called Schoolovision. It involved our pupils singing a Scottish song which then competed against those of other schools in a live voting event conducted via web-conferencing software Flash-Meeting. The project achieved wide publicity and Mr Purves and his class made an appearance on the STV news. Schools from 30 countries took part.
Our Scottish team did much better than Britain has in recent Eurovision contests, coming a respectable 13th with a total of 62 points. The winning school was ZS Husova, in Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic. As Mr Purves organised the whole project, he later travelled to the Czech Republic to meet the children who won the competition, along with their teachers, and to present them with the Schoolovision trophy. The Mayor of Brno and the Deputy Minister for Education in the Czech Republic met with Mr Purves to find out more about the project. The project was awarded second place in the UK eTwinning Awards in June. But in October the project was awareded first place in the Global Junior Challenge. Mr Purves travelled to Rome to the awards ceremony which featured entries from schools all over the world.