Using Information Communication Technology to connect with students in Ireland

Students at the St. Augustine Primary School will be using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to connect with students in Ireland.

This was organized to coincide with the ongoing St. Patrick’s festival which annually celebrates Montserrat’s Irish and African Heritage.

This Wednesday, the pupils of St. Augustine School will seize the unique opportunity to link via SKYPE with pupils from the Gaelscoile d’ide Primary School in Fermoy, Cork, Ireland.

The pupils will share how they prepare for St. Patrick’s Day and will begin developing friendships with students in Ireland.

Among other things, the Pupils will sing to each other, recite poems, exchange St. Patrick’s Day cards, dance, dress in national wear or green and white outfits.

Five different newspapers in Ireland, with a combined readership of one million people, have been and will be covering the event: ‘The Irish Independent’, ‘The Irish Examiner’, ‘The Evening Echo’, ‘The Avondhu’ and ‘The Corkman.

Graham Clifford, feature Writer and Broadcaster working with the Irish Independent Newspaper and ‘The Observer in the United Kingdom is on island to lead the coverage for the newspapers.