Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 85

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------everyone who took part in the project – the international Christmas Assembly was a very moving culmination of the Christmas Truce project; helping all our children focus on the centenary of the First World War.” To prepare for the carol concert, our pupils made videos of Silent Night in their own language. These were shared on the TwinSpace http://twinspace.etwinning.net/248/home so that we could all learn the words in the other languages. During our national ‘Ofsted’ school inspection in November, we were learning Silent Night in Croatian, which the inspector loved joining in with! Inspectors’ comments included: “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils… have a high level of awareness of global issues.” At Steeton, the whole school visited the village War Memorial and laid wreaths on 11 November to remember those from the village who had died during the war. We contacted the local ‘British Legion’ and they strongly supported us in this event. Pupils also researched events in World War I and this was shared on the TwinSpace (and later in the ebook) so that they could learn from each other. We also exchanged Christmas cards between all the schools in the project – at Steeton we posted these on 11 November, during our visit to the War Memorial. The children loved receiving the handmade cards from all around Europe. We made a display in each classroom of the school. In addition, our partner in Slovenia asked for some additional cards which formed a display in their school to raise money for the repair of the local 85