Dissolving Boundaries is an initiative which has been running since 1999. It aims to develop principles of good citizenship through collaborative project work between schools. Park School has been involved in this project for three years with their partner school St Michael’s, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Correspondence between our two schools takes place through a protected website that is monitored by participating teachers and the programme organisers. Pupils also make contact with each other using video-conferencing in the classroom.
Finally participating pupils have the opportunity to travel to a face-to-face meeting with the pupils in the partner school. This has been a very successful, educational and enjoyable experience for all the pupils who have taken part to date.
As well as trips off campus, outside agencies are also invited into Park School to assist with the teaching programme. Examples of organisations that support teaching are the NSPCC, PSNI, Queen’s University, Childline, Helping Hands and Dr Barnardo’s.