– Develop friendships.
– Have opportunities to advance their English language skills.
– Have opportunities to experience Northern Ireland Early Years settings (Creche, nursery school and primary school).
– Have opportunities to explore science and technology in the early years through both indoor and outdoor activities.
– Experience use of Technology Enhanced Learning.
– Have opportunities to explore local culture through planned activities (Quiz night, Karaoke Night, Pub crawl, Game of Thrones excursion etc).
Methodology of learning experience includes:
a) Classroom activities –use of mobile technologies, creative and practical activities, discussions, presentations and group work.
b) Outdoor activities – bringing the classroom outside, using science and technology activities in the outdoors
The program includes:
– accommodation in a shared house (with three to four students) in Derry
– pick up at Derry Bus Station
– welcome meal
– local transport
– visit and trips as presented in the program
– all needed workshop materials
– organisational costs
total price is: €860
[The cost will be (party or completely) covered by Erasmus+ grant. Please check the amount of the grant in your country.]
Where are the classes?
The classes will take place in North West Regional College (www.nwrc.ac.uk). Some outdoor activities will take place in the local park areas as well as an educational visit to W5 – Interactive Discovery Centre (https://w5online.co.uk/) or the Giants Causeway (https://www.ireland.com/en-us/amazing-places/giants-causeway/)
Where do you get accommodation: Foyle International in conjunction with NWRC has its own accommodation service and provides a variety of self-catering houses and home stay accommodation.
Other important notes
Please bring with you: good walking shoes, rainy weather clothing and a mobile technology device if possible (i.e. tablet).
School and module
– Enriching lives, building careers and supporting communities…North West Regional College (NWRC) has been at the heart of life in the North West of Northern Ireland for more than 100 years. Across the passing of time it has stood as an important institution renowned for delivering an extensive range of learning and career opportunities to thousands of learners.
– NWRC has a modern learning environment, the highlight of which is the magnificent new build developments at our Strand Road Campus, Derry-Londonderry, featuring a unique footbridge above and across the Strand Road which links two College buildings (Strand & Foyle). This includes a new 150-seat modern theatre, dance studios, music recording, technology and performance spaces, student social areas and canteens, as well as state-of-the-art Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy salons overlooking the River Foyle, and new workshops for Construction & Engineering programmes.
– The module hopes to bring technology and science from indoors outside so that all the benefits of outdoor can be explored.
– The module also focuses on the fact that early STEM development for children is vital as we could be working with the next Einstein in our early years settings!
Derry City is Northern Ireland’s second city which is described by National Geographic as a vibrant, modern urban center with one of Europe’s youngest populations. It’s heart is cloaked in 17th-century stone, an enduring engineering marvel of the age. Nearly a mile of stone walls, built between 1613-1618, encircle inner Derry-Londonderry and provide a pleasant stroll around one of Europe’s very finest surviving walled cities. The ramparts are studded with seven gates and one of the continent’s greatest collection of cannons including Roaring Meg—famed for the terrifying sound she unleashed during the 1689 Siege. Derry is famed for its Halloween festivities when the whole city area comes to life through song, dance and entertainment. The city boasts a beautiful Peace Bridge which has placed emphasis on the water way and this has been captured through the Maritime and Clipper festivals.
Learn more about the city’s fascinating history at the several museums the city is home to:
– The Guildhall.
– Tower Museum, Union Hall Place, Derry.
– Railway museum, Foyle Road, Derry.
– Harbour Museum, Harbour Square, Derry.
– Workhouse Museum, Dungiven Road, Derry.
– Genealogy Centre, Butcher Street, Derry.
– Free Derry Museum, Glenfada Park, Derry.
– The People’s Gallery, Rossville Street, Derry.
– Old Gaol, Fountain, Derry.
– Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Society Street, Derry.
– Amelia Earhart Museum, Ballyarnett Country Park, Derry.
Further local information available at http://www.visitderry.com/