10th June 2012
Godwits Continue to Forge Cultural Links between Ireland and Iceland.
The International Schools Project was set up to use the information gained through the international Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit colour ringing project (Operation Godwit/Project Jadrakan) to forge links between students in the countries where the Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit is found. The two schools that have been involved in the project from the start, Scoil Iosaef Naofa in Cobh (Ireland) and Grunnskóla Fjallabyggðar in Siglufjörður (Iceland), have been involved in many cultural exchanges between the schools. The lastest of these has been the exchange of songs and the students in Grunnskóla Fjallabyggðar in Siglufjörður have produced an excellent video of them singing a traditional Irish song in Irish (Gaelic) complete with music provided by local musicians!
Students and musicians from Grunnskóla Fjallabyggðar in Siglufjörður (Iceland) perform the traditional Irish song Óró bog liom í .
The pressure is now on the pupils and
teachers at Scoil Iosaef Naofa in Cobh (Ireland) to learn and perform
an Icelandic song!