As part of Microsoft Science & Discovery Month at W5, we welcomed pupils from seven local primary schools to the launch of this year’s Seismic Citizenship programme on Wednesday 6 November.
Funded by the Department of Education Northern Ireland and British Council, the Seismic Citizenship programme targets Key Stage 2 pupils and aims to teach young people about an alternative culture, raise awareness of global citizenship and create international links.
Pupils and teacher 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.
In the new year, pupils will be invited back to W5 for the final event of the programme, where their skills and knowledge will be put to the test.
Thank you to participating schools and all those involved. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Participating schools included:
This event was part of the 2019 Microsoft Science & Discovery Month at W5, a celebration of the NCAA Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament. Over November, a fantastic programme of events is being rolled out for schools and the public, aiming to raise awareness of the role of STEM and Sport in our society and highlight our commitment to STEM education, lifelong and life-wide learning and community engagement. Find out more about Microsoft Science & Discovery Month here