Touch Down – 56J and Room 13 Finally Meet. Massive Milestone Liddiard Rd’s First Skype Session With A School From Overseas.

Friends Forever – 5/6J and Room 13 Stanmore School, NZ Skype And Say ‘Hello”

The buzz in the room was electric as I announced today was the day we would come face to face with our budders in NZ. There was cheering and students were jumping up and down in their seats. Noon was the time we would Skype and I can tell you they watched the clock like hawks.

When the time came to Skype poor old Mrs Joyce had trouble connecting her laptop, tension rose. Then like man walking on the moon, connection came. Both grades cheered with excitement and I got my first look at Miss Bennett and Room 13 Stamore School. The grade while shy fronted up to flash their face on the screen and answer and ask questions. Riley A the class clown was very happy to steal the screen, it was great to see him so confident. Anneliese was also comfortable talking.

Next week well will connect again with a small focus groups from both schools. These groups will work together to share cultural information about the NZ Mauri and the Australian Aboriginal.

Thank You Miss Bennett for making today a day many 5/6J students will remember for a long time. We look forward to further contact and many more milestones 🙂

Here is Anneliese asking Miss Bennett and Room 13 some questions on Skype.

  One thought on “Touch Down – 56J and Room 13 Finally Meet. Massive Milestone Liddiard Rd’s First Skype Session With A School From Overseas.

  1. riley atlee
    August 7, 2012 at 9:17 am

    It felt like they were in another room and not in New Zealand and I really liked talking to Candice and having a connection with conner with being the class clown and hope skyping soon

  2. corey
    August 8, 2012 at 3:51 am

    It felt like they were just down the road but they were in New Zealand it was great talking to people from another country

  3. Anneliese
    August 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I’m so glad I got to have face-to-face time with my New Zealand buddy! I think we should have more skype sessions, so we can grow a greater friendship with our New Zealand buddies! Even though they are far away we can still talk and that is the power of the world!

  4. riley atlee
    August 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Candice if you are reading or Mrs bennett I have finish my glogster but it will not up load to this blog
    so I hope you get this

    • August 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Riley we’ll upload the glogster tomorrow.

  5. riley atlee
    August 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Yes I will steal your screen and maybe just your laptop to skype them more and talk more ha

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