October - November 2003
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Netd@ys Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, organised by the Directorate-general for Education and Culture, which promotes the use of new technologies, especially the Internet, in education and culture.
The theme for Netd@ys Europe 2003 was "Dialogue Between Cultures".
Our project Good Morning World was designed to help pupils learn about the different cultures and traditions in their own and other countries.
Students read the questions below, which were suggested by schools, and discussed the answers. Each group or class decide a common answer to each question. These answers were e-mailed to our mailing list vnet-International@longboy.eun.org during the Netd@ys week: November 17- 23, 2003. Thanks to those schools who took part. Below the questions we have the answers from some schools.
What time does your school start at ?
Greetings from 5th and 6th class in Tankerstown N.S. in Tipperary in Ireland.
At the moment we have 22 pupils in our room and 60 in this mixed school. These are our replies to the snapshot Questionnaire.
Q1 Our school day begins at 9.20 a.m.
Q2 We have a blue uniform in our school but everybody feels that they would prefer not to wear one as they would have freedom of choice!
Q3 11people expressed a preference for maths and 5 opted for Englishas these subjects would give us more life skills.
Q4 A majority said they would like to live in the U.S. while some said they would love the climate of Canada.
Q5 Our favourite hobbies are swimming and Gaelic football while one pupil "collects cars."
Q6 The most important sports in our parish are Gaelic foolball and hurling which is a 15 aside field game played with ash sticks and a ball called a sliotar.
Q7There was a small majority in favour of sport not being compulsory.
Q8 this question provoked some interesting comments with answers including Fionn Mac Cumhaill, a legendary hero, Patrick Pearse, leader of the 1916 Rising and Michael Collins executed during our Civil War.
Q9 Most people felt the best part of our locality is the peace and quiet, the rivers and the absence of pollution. On the other hand some felt that our parish is too quiet and boring.
Q10 This question brought a great variety of answers with the top 3 albums of choice being "Lose Yourself"-Eminem, "Guilty"-Blue, "Album"-Busted.
Q11 Everybody receives presents on Christmas Eve, whether they believe in Santa or not.
Q12 The most popular dish on Christmas Day by a mile is Turkey and Ham
Q13 Sleepovers, cinema and having a party are the most popular means of celebrating our birthdays.
Q14 Our national saint is St Patrick who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
Q15 Even though Bacon and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish, most people went for Pizza, Pasta, Curry or lasagna.
Good Morning World from 6th class, St.Seachnalls National School, Dunshaughlin, Co.Meath, Republic of Ireland.
1. What time does your school start at? 9.20 a.m
2. Do you wear a uniform at school? Would you want to wear a uniform and why (not)? Yes, we wear a uniform, although most of us disagree with them.
3. What do you think is the most important subject in school?Most people think that maths is the most important subject in school.
4. If you couldn't live where you live now, which country would you choose and why? The majority of kids in our class would like to live in America, because of the weather.
5. What is your favourite hobby? Soccer is our favourite hobby, although we also enjoy our native Gaelic football.
6.What is the most popular sport in your area? Gaelic football is the most popular sport in our area because it is our native sport.
7. Should sport be compulsory in school? Yes.
8. If you could be one character out of Irish history who would you be? boys = Micheal Collins girls= Anna Parnell
9.What is the best thing about where you live? what is the worst thing about where you live? The best thing about where we live is that there is a very low crime rate. The worst thing about where we live is that our village is small and it does not have a by-pass so the traffic is very bad.
10.If you could have one music CD what would it be? The Eminem Show is the most wanted c.d in our class.
11. Do you get presents on Christmas Eve? Everybody in our class says yes!!!
12.What is the main dish for Christmas dinner? The main dishes for Chrirtmas dinner in our village are turkey,lamb and ham.
13.How do you celebrate your birthday? We have a party with our family and friends and we receive presents,money and cards.
14.Who is your national saint? The national saint of our country is Saint Patrick.
15.What is your favourite food? The most liked food in our class is take away food
Merry Christmas from Sixth Class, Dunshaughlin
Good Morning World, from 5. grade, group 1, Hovinhogda skole, Fetsund, Norway
1.What time does your school
start at ? Our school starts at half past eight.
Good Morning World - 03 from 5. grade, group 2, Hovinhogda skole, Fetsund, Norway
1.What time does your school start at ? - My school starts at half past
eight in the morning.
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