During the school year 2008 - 2009, Tallaght Community School and All Hallows RC Business & Enterprise College in Salford, Manchester, are linking up in the East West Schools Programme
The East West Programme aims to strengthen school partnership and to encourage friendship and understanding between young people in Ireland and the UK. Priority is given to projects promoting tolerance and accommodation of difference through increased knowledge and insight into each others’ cultures. The initiative is supported by Léargas and the British Council.
The TCS participants are:
Garreth Downes, Emma Halpin, Dean Cahill, Zachary Westhille Hartfiel, Karl Butler, Angelina Sheehan, Pearl Doherty, Jason Stokes, Mark Power, Shauntelle McDermott, Bernadette Keogh, Rebecca Byrne, along with teachers: Eddie Grimes (co-ordinator), Clare Greene (Geography & Irish) Ryan McCarthy (Year Head, Vocational Preparation & SPHE), Teresa Hennessy (ICT & Business Studies), Damien Keane (History & Heritage Studies).
The All Hallows participants are:
Daniella Dagnall, Abbey Ensor, Sophie Grimshaw, Jodie Reynolds, Madison Freeman, Ebony Lewis, Liam Monks, Jamie Hartley, Virgilio Santarita, Matthew Morris, Jordan Anderson, Ellis Parkes, along with teachers: Miss Yasmin Hussein – Business Education & Enterprise Co-ordinator, Ms Victoria Quinn – Business Liaison Officer, Mr Thomas Barlow – Head of History, Mr David Kenny – Head of ICT, Miss Nicky Grundy – Teacher of English, Mr Patrick Murden – Head of English.
Pupils will make first contact with each other via email. Thereafter they will collect information about each region, heritage and traditions through interviews with locals, photos, reports.
Pupils will create an information booklet for their partner school focussing on regional identity, local industry, regional youth culture and opportunities, local heritage and local interest.
Pupils will have the opportunity to interact with each other via online forums in the Students Moodle hosted by TCS.
Our Place - information booklet
Visit the Leargas site for more information on the East West Schools Programme.