We can offer schools a free, 30-40 minute classroom chat via Skype on some Mondays or Tuesdays. These need to be pre-booked and can be tailored to best meet your class needs.
|Children from Brigg Infants School in Derbyshire made these drawings |
of our first Skype classroom session
We also suggest a preliminary Skype hook-up with the teacher a week before to discuss the teacher’s needs, and to agree on how best to approach the session.
Our Skype session is best scheduled immediately after a school break or lunch period. This allows time to ensure everything is set up and working before the class arrives. With pupils positioned in front of the school webcam, the teacher could invite each one to come up, singly or in pairs, to ask their question. This is not to preclude spontaneity, but is intended to ensure a well-structured session.
Our volunteer Team member would be happy to explain the background to peregrines starting to live on Derby's Cathedral, or the current position in the peregrines’ life cycle, and what might be expected to be seen on the webcams in the weeks/months ahead.
Following the Skype session, teachers could encourage pupils to do follow-up work, such as KS1 children doing drawings to show how they class hook-up went, and the responses they got from the Project Team.
This is a new activity for the Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project, and is volunteer run. So we may have to give priority to local schools if demand is high. But for now we can offer Skype sessions only Mondays or Tuesdays, most easily between the local British time of 9am to 10pm.
Download a Session Plan Or contact the Project Team volunteer to discuss availability: firstname.lastname@example.org