Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello from Romania!
This is our baby-X-mas-human chain reaction

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Croatian human chain reaction in 2 versions

Hello, dear partners!

We've decided to present a compilation of our two different body chain reactions: one, recorded 3 months ago in the Zadar centre (outside), the other in front of our School  Nativity scene and our Christmas tree!
Yes, we are also one year older, but, as you may recognise, these are girls of 13 who could only join this school year. We're planning to involve the children aged 9-10 in the Technical chain reaction 2013.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New 2013!

Ksenija & School eTwinning team

Friday, December 21, 2012

Human Chain Reaction 2013 - Germany

Oh no, what happened on the way home from school the other day?
Good to have many friends who can help!
A special thanks to Tim for arranging the music.


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Christmas Chain Reaction - Poland

Here is our Christmas chain reaction. We wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Human Chain Reaction The Netherlands

Here is the human chain reaction from Holland
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

School Kastanjelaan Leiderdorp year 6,7 & 8 students
The Netherlands

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Human Chain Reaction- Scotland

 Welcome to all countries from us in Scotland. While our Human Chain Reaction is very short, we hope you enjoy it and we look forward very much to seeing all the technical chain reactions in January. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all!

The Human Chain Reaction - Slovenia

Here is our first work, made by 6th grade.
At this time we wish you:
        ***   marry Christmas and happy new year ***
                                   ***   vesel Božič in srečno novo leto.  ***

The Human Chain reaction from Finland!

We have had very busy weeks lately and somebody has been sick every day. That's why we waited until the last day before filming this. Unfortenately three pupils were still absent today! But we did this with the rest of the class anyway! Hope you enjoy the film with a lot of snow and some elves!

Greetings from Ohkola school in Mäntsälä, Finland!

Ps. The music is cc-licenced music from

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bulgaria - The Human Chain Reaction

It is our Human Chain Reaction  from Bulgaria.
We hope you have enjoy with our young players!
Good luck for all!


This is our team - one year older (and hopefully smarter?)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Belgian Human Chain Reaction

Hi all of you,

We enjoyed creating this human chain reaction a lot and we hope you like it!

We look forward to watching all of your technical chain reactions in the next couple of weeks!

Best wishes from Belgium!

The Belgian team!

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Human Chain Reaction - Iceland
6th grade in Flataskóli 2012 - 2013


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The rules of the game...

The European Chain Reaction 2013 is a science/art project for primary schools wishing to create, film and upload a "Rube-Goldberg/Robert Storm Petersen-like" chain reaction. This project is a competition and a European collaboration! The school which uploads the most astonishing, creative chain reaction not only wins a trophy, but also wins tons of faim!  In the end all videos will be emerged into ONE BIG CROSS BORDER EUROPEAN CHAIN REACTION (look at the European Chain reaction 2012)!

This eTwinningproject allows as many as possible European schools - all from different countries - to enter the competition! By entering the competition you agree to the following rules:

The timeline:
- When you enter the competition, your school e-mails an image of the school and a short text in which the school presents herself!
- Your kids present themselves in a short video.  The best way to do this is by presenting themselves in a human chain reaction.  This video should be uploaded by Friday December 21st 2012
- You and your class will have until Friday 25th January 2013 to create, practice, film and upload a video of your chain reaction to a videosite (like Vimeo, Youtube, ...) and embed it in this blog.
- When all videos are uploaded to the blog every school will watch the entries of the other participants and will decide on wich countries receive the points (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 points).
All points should be e-mailed to Dave Schrauwen by Thursday January 31st 2013.
- On Friday the class of Dave will record a newsflash announcing who will be the winner of the project. The link to this video will be kept secret until Monday February 4th 11:00
(Brussels time). On 11:00 Brussels time the video will be embedded into the website, so everyone can find out how well they scored in this competition! The winning school will be sent a specially commissioned trophy, but above all wins the everlasting respect of all the other participants!


1. Only one school from each country will be allowed to enter. We would like to have as many as possible European countries involved!

2. The European Chain Reaction 2013-project is for primary schools only!

3. Once you have agreed to enter and submitted your request to the project coordinator, Dave Schrauwen you will receive an invitation to become a partner in the project, followed later by a separate invitation to contribute to the project's blog. You need to sign up for the blog, whereby you will be able to upload your finished chain reaction in due course. In addition, please send Dave a brief description of your school, along with a photograph, that Dave will add to the blog, so that each country can see who is all taking part.

4. All schools will upload a short video in which they present themselves so all contestants can get to know their opponents/partners!  The best way to do this is by creating a human chain reaction video!

5. The actual technological chain reaction should be created and practiced by the students and their teachers (giving them advice) only!  The chain reaction has to be a technological chain reaction. Children may appear in the video shortly, but the technological aspect is the most important!  Look at the winning 2011 video for a very good exemple!

6. The length of the chain reaction video should be between 60 and 120 seconds.  The video may be shot by the teacher or the children

7. Every partner is responsible for his own entry!  When inserting music into the video, please use music that is copyright free.  You could use a creative commons sound or song.  You can find free sounds and music here:

8. All entries should be completed by Friday 25th January 2013. When your chain reaction is ready, you upload the video of this chain reaction to the blog, via using either the “upload video” section of the site, or by uploading your video to Vimeo, YouTube, ... then copying and pasting the embed code into your blog post. All files MUST be uploaded by Friday 25th Januray, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week- Monday 28th - Thursday 31st  January.

9. Please encourage your children to post a comment on the videos sent in by other countries.  By doing so, your children will learn some ICT and learn expressing themselves in a foreign language.

10. Once you and your pupils have watched each entry and chosen your favourites, email your choices to Dave Schrauwen, BEFORE Friday 31st  January, so the pupils of Dave can create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 31st. YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY!

11.  The newsflash in which the winner of the competition will be announced and the European Chain Reaction will be showed will be added to the blog on Monday February 4th at 11:00 Brussels time, in order for everyone to find out at the same time who has won the competition!

GOOD LUCK to all countries, enjoy making your entry, and watching all the other entries!

Michael Purves & Dave Schrauwen

Project founders