Grow from Seeds

We have had a busy and exciting year working on the Grow From Seeds Project. It is an initiative we are taking part in through Erasmus+. We are working with the Gaiety School of Acting, Plan Ireland, La Transplanisphere Theatre in Paris and Gilden Grundschule in Dortmund, Germany. All of the partners are working together to create an Intercultural Education programme to teach in our schools through drama and story. The project will continue to grow until completion in 2020 so watch this space!

Here is the video taken at our first meeting in Dublin where we met all the partners and they introduced themselves.

 

We met in Dortmund for our second transnational meeting.  We achieved a lot and finalised plans for piloting the play process.  This is a photo of our group meeting some local stakeholders.

The press were also there to record the event.  Here is a link to the article in German….  There is also an article from Kildare on the project.  Enjoy.

 

Our latest Newsletter is here:

Grow from Seeds – July Newsletter

Come and have a look at our display in the school!

 

Here is the french version of Tír na nÓg.  hope you enjoyed it.  Our children did.

 

You can find out more information on the Grow from Seeds website http://http://growfromseeds.eu/

and from our French and German partners:

Grow from Seeds

http://www.gildenschule.de/index.php/seedsmenue

 

 

The pupils in our school created these ideas, along with pupils in Gilden Grundschule, to design the Grow From Seeds logo:

 

Caroline and Séamus from The Gaiety School of Acting came to pilot the drama and story workshops with Maureen’s and Cathy’s 2nd Classes. The children really enjoyed all of the activities. Here are some photos:

Grow From Seeds Update!

Last month (February), Caroline and Séamus from The Gaiety School of Acting came to work with our two 2nd classes piloting the next set of workshops for the Grow From Seeds project. They all had great fun and used drama activities and story as methods to explore what Intercultural Education is all about. The pictures below say it all!

 

Transnational Meeting in Paris, March 2019

Gerry and Rachel travelled to Paris to meet the Erasmus project partners in the Transnational Meeting. They brought with them, some of the work done by our 2nd Class pupils during the Grow From Seeds drama workshops. The children heard and dramatised the story of Stone Soup, a tale of wanderers seeking food and shelter from villagers unknown to them. The wanderers shared their recipe for making Stone Soup and the villagers learned that there was much to be gained by sharing and showing kindness to others:

Some photos from the meeting:

Gerry taking part in a team-building exercise!

Rachel presenting to the European partners on our SPHE curriculum and how it links with the Grow From Seeds Project.

Making plans for the next step in the project!