Friday, December 30, 2011


We are pleased to participate in the second editionof the European Chain Reaction. We have lots of fun during these projects. We wish to all friends from the project a new year full of accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Spanish Chain Reaction.

We have made what we have. Some mistakes, but we learned a lot about effort, teamwork and resourcefulness. We have suffered, but mostly we have fun. Thank you for this extraordinary experience that binds us all.
Best regards and a good new year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Belgian Chain Reaction

Hello all,

Belgium proudly presents it's technical chain reaction!

In Qworzó, the municipal elementary school in Merksplas, 35 youngsters aged 11-12 worked very hard to create this chain reaction!

We had a fun experiencing time and we learned a lot about thinking as a scientist, working together in small and large groups, ICT, ...

Of course we hope you will enjoy our chain reaction!

We look forward to watching the other chain reactions and want to wish you all as much joy as we had creating this modern artwork.

Best wishes for 2012 for all of who read this blog!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hi all !!!

Here is the French chain reaction.
We thank also the creators of this project because we had a great time to realize it.

Waiting for your opinion forward.

Best regards


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hello, dear partners!

We had the most exciting time while we were designing, performing, filming and 'dealing' afterwards with our chain reaction 'dominos'. We sincerely hope you could recognise our joy and thrill we'd like to share with you.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas

and a great New 2012!

Croatian team

The reaction of Greek pupils

1o Primary School Giannitsa

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Human Chain Reaction The Netherlands

We are the 8th grade from school Kastanjelaan from the Netherlands.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Human Chain Reaction from Slovenia

Here is our first human chain. We hope you will like it.

from Slovenia and of course: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A group of pupils from primary school Preska, Slovenia

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Human "Hello!" from Scotland!

"Hello to everyone from us in Yester Primary School in Scotland.
We present to you our Human Chain Reaction. Good Luck to everyone in the contest!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ECR12 presentation Germany

Our best greetings to all our partners across Europe!
We would like to share with you how we recently celebrated our success in ECR11, the eTwinning Quality Label and the Medea Award (Thank you, Dave!) by doing a slightly different kind of chain reaction: We took all the kids involved in ECR11 and their parents to a bowling centre where we managed quite a number of strikes and got ourselves ready for the new edition of THE EUROPEAN CHAIN REACTION!

And here's our human chain reaction:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Portuguese Human Chain Reaction

This is The Human Chain Reaction from Colégio Monte Flor in Portugal. We hope you enjoy our national flag ;)
Good luck to all!!!
Best Regards!


Hello, this is Czech Republic!

Watch our CHRISTMAS HUMAN CHAIN REACTION and you can see some of Christmas traditions in our country. Enjoy listening to Christmas carols, too. We are sure you can sing along in your language, can´t you?

Merry Christmas, Europe!

Šárka, ZŠ Mšec, Czech Republic


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Icelandic Human Chain Reaction is here.

Hello all
We made a light chain with the children. We have a cold weather outside at the moment and it is dark except for 5 hours in the middle of the day so we had to do the video in the dark and it was really fun doing it and playing with the light.
Enjoy it like we did when we made it.
Merry Christmas everyone
The Icelandic team
Árni, Auður , Kolbrún and the students in 5th grade.

The Belgian Human Chain Reaction

Hi everybody,

This is the human chain reaction made by the Belgian kids.

We hope you may have as much fun watching this video as we had producing it!
The song we used was made by DoKashiteru and is titled The Annual New England Xylophone Symposium.

Good luck to all kids producing the technical chain reaction!

We hope you will have much fun and learn a lot in the same time!

Kind Belgian regards, The kids and teachers at Qworzó

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bulgarian Human Chain Reaction

Bulgaria - human Chain reaction

Hello, Europe!
We are from Bulgaria and this is our presentation for the "European Chain Reaction 2012".
Good luck to all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here we are from Finland!

This is us, the 5th grade from Ohkola school in Finland! We hope you enjoy our video!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Here is our human chain reaction.

We had a great time to make this video.

Best regards from France

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Here we are.
Pupils from class 4 and 5 will be involved in this year edition.

Best wishes from Poland.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Spanish human chain reaction

Hello everybody! We greet all you and we wish a good adventure like "chaintists", that is scientists and artists.

Untitled from Juan Sánchez-Garrido Escudero on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hello Europe!!

Here is Skare Schools (Norway) presentation for the "European chain reaction 2012". As you can see, the entire school will participate in this magnificent competition. May the best school win!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The rules of the game

The European Chain Reaction 2012 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 2011)!

This European Quality Label winning 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 December 15th.

- You and your class will have until Friday 13 January 2012 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 26th 2012.

- 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 January 30th 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 2012-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 13th January 2011. 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 byFriday 13th Januray, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week- Monday 16th- Thursday 26th 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 January 27th, so the pupils of Dave can create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 27th. YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY!

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

Michael Purves & Dave Schrauwen

Project founders