The Viking Network organises small "snapshot" projects which are
held roughly every two months. These projects use the international mailing list
of the Viking Network giving schools access to an international network of schools.
Participating schools are put on a list and on a particular day send information
on the current topic to the list address:
If you wish to participate or if you wish to suggest
a possible project please email Michael.
Day of Languages Project
26th September 2005
11 - 29 November 2002
Participants were asked to answer these questions: ·
Analysis of Results
This project, in conjunction with Netdays2001, took place on Wednesday 21 November.
On that day each participating school emailed a short account of what their morning was like as answers to previously circulated questions such as: What is the weather like in your area? What did you have for breakfast? What are you studying in school? etc.
15-19 OCTOBER 2001
Summer Holidays 2001
In this project we found out where the pupils went on their summer holidays this year. Participants sent a short message reporting the results of a class survey using the answers to questions like these:
Did you go on a summer holiday this year?
Did you go with all or most of your family, with friends or on your own?
Did you go to another country or another part of your own country?
Where did you go and why did you go there?
Did you enjoy the holiday?
A Visit from Virtual Viking Children
In this project which took place towards the end of March
we sent these two "virtual Viking children", Brynhilde and Olav, to spend some time in a school.
The pupils made a short diary of what the "children" saw and did during the day.
In this project which took place in mid-February pupils were asked to
write a short reason
why their school is special. This might be because of how good the school
is at something (languages, sports, art etc) excellent teachers, size, (very
big - very small),
position, (near some important building, desert, natural feature) and so on.
This might be because of how good the school is at something (languages, sports, art etc) excellent teachers, size, (very big - very small), position, (near some important building, desert, natural feature) and so on.
In this project, which was held on 12th December, pupils wrote a short account of some Christmas customs which are common in their areas and emailed them to the list address. In this way they shared customs and saw differences and similarities.
25 OCTOBER 2000
In this project we asked participants to find a recipe, perhaps
for cakes, biscuits, soup, stew, sweets or anything else. This could be an old
recipe which Grandmother or Grandfather knows or a new recipe which you have
On Wednesday 25th October all participants emailed their recipe to the mailing
list address so that all participants got all the recipes.
On Wednesday 25th October all participants emailed their recipe to the mailing list address so that all participants got all the recipes.
An interesting selection of the submitted recipes is available
HERE on our web pages for others to read.
Our snapshot project for March was called Let's Face It!
We compared words for facial features in different languages.
We put up a page with a drawing of a face with features (eyes, ears etc) marked and participants were asked to give the word for each feature in their own language.
Check the link below.
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