On Thursday 14 February, W5 welcomed 160 pupils from 6 primary schools from across Northern Ireland to the final of the 2018/2019 Seismic Citizenship programme.
Funded by the Department of Education Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland, the Seismic Citizenship programme aims to create international links, raise awareness of global citizenship and teach young people about an alternative culture.
Throughout the last few months, pupils and teacher have worked closely together with W5 and British Council Spanish speaking Language Assistants from South American cultures, as they learnt about the traditional music, food, clothes, local celebrations and landmarks linked to the nationalities of the language assistants.
During an outreach visit to each school, pupils then investigated the dangers of earthquakes in these countries and were tasked with building an earthquake resistant skyscraper.
On Thursday, at the final of the programme, pupil’s skyscrapers were tested and scored by our set of judges. The afternoon ended with a celebration of the programme and a prize giving. Congratulations to overall winner Long Tower Primary School, and runner-up Termoncanice Primary School.
Thank you to participating schools and all those involved! We hope you had a great time!