Mission accomplished…A few days ago we successfully gave our first whale and dolphin presentation to pupils living on another continent.
We’ve been experimenting with Skype as a way of connecting with children across the world, many of whom live nowhere near the sea and might never be lucky enough to see a whales or dolphin in the wild.
Our first session was with a class of children at a school in Texas, approximately 5000 miles away from our meeting room in Chippenham, UK. After a little bit of trouble with a slightly blurred picture and dodgy sound everything fell into place and we spent almost an hour talking to them and answering a list of questions that they had been preparing over the past month in anticipation of the lesson.
They were a brilliant group of kids – very well behaved, attentive and interested. They’d obviously worked hard researching the subject before we Skyped, and they very much deserved the Dolphin Diplomas we sent them at the end of the day.
Schools are able to open the world up to children like never before; just take a look at what’s available through Skype in the classroom and be inspired to show them something new!