School scoops major eTwinning national award

School scoops major eTwinning national award

9 October 2019

A BALLYNAHINCH school which took part in an international learning venture has scooped a major accolade.

St Colman’s High and Sixth Form is celebrating after after being awarded the highly regarded British Council eTwinning National Award.

The awards ceremony took place at a gala dinner in Nottingham recently and recognised outstanding international projects led by schools across the UK.

To secure the award, St Colman’s worked in partnership with the Aristide Gabelli school in Misterbianco, Italy, with their project, ‘The Earth and Natural Features — Learning from Italy and Northern Ireland’.

Students from both school learned about the planet and natural disasters using iPad technology.

St Colman’s Key Stage 3 students shared knowledge on natural features such as the Giant’s Causeway, whilst the Italian students shared their knowledge of Mount Etna.

A sample of student activities was collated from the Twinspace and integrated to create an eMagazine showcasing the project.

The award was presented to Miss Rachel Sloan, Head of Geography at St Colman’s.

She said: “We are delighted to have been the awarded the eTwinning National Award.

“To secure the eTwinning National Award is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project.”