Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Moldova - Human Chain Reaction

Hi all,

This is the human chain reaction from Moldova!

We are excited to be part of this project!

Happy New Year to all of you!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Croatia - The European Chain Reaction 2015

Croatian contribution to the biggest chain reaction in Europe :)

Latvia - ECR Latvia 2015 (ECHR)

Hello friends!

We are happy to be with you!!! Good luck to all of us! 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Armenia - Yerevan, Armenia, "Mkhitar Sebastatsi" Educational Complex

Hello everybody. We are happy to be here and to participate to this extraordinary project. Here we present the video, all the work of which was made by 8th grade students (idea, scenario, video shooting, editing and playing). Hope, you like it!

Austria - Austria´s HUMAN CHAIN REACTION!

Merry Christmas to all our friends !!!

Scotland - Human Chain Reaction

Hello from Scotland! The Primary 3/4 class, from Yester Primary School who are mostly 7 years old would like to introduce themselves to you here. We are looking forward very much to creating our Chain Reaction after the Christmas holidays, and we spent some time today enjoying all the other human chain reactions already on the blog. We'd like to wish all countries taking part "Good Luck" and we hope you all have a lot of fun creating your chain reactions!

Slovakia - The European Chain Reaction 2015: Human chain reaction from Slovakia

France - French Team




Germany - The European Chain Reaction 2015: Human chain reaction from Germany

Rasselbande- Germany ECR 2015 from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Hello everybody from Germany,

our children are 3-6 years old and they really like to build with little bricks and other materials, but they can also create a human chain reaction as you can see in the video. We love to watch your videos and we are very excited to be part of this great challange.

merry christmas and a happy new year
from Germany
Kindergarten Rasselbande

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bulgaria - The Bulgarian Human reaction

The students from 4th grade, 122nd Primary school, Sofia, Bulgaria, were created the logo's models from LEGO. They worked in teams and made two mirror images. It was fantastic! The students' creativity is wonderful! Enjoy the movie!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Israel - The Human Chain Reaction of Israel

Hello kids, here is our Human chain reaction- hope you will like it
Osishkin School, Ramat Hasharon , Israel

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Slovenia - HCR

ECR 2015 - Human from Slovenia

Here is our work for this great project. Pupils from 4a and 4b prepare chain for you.
We all wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Norway - Human Chain Reaction from Norway

Hi, everybody!
Last week we played a bit with "stop motion". Here's the result - all the pupils of the 6th grade in a long, moving row.....
We are now looking forward to our next task: The "real" chain reaction....

Ukraine - Human Chain Reaction

Here is the Human Chain Reaction from  2B  and 3B  Bila Tserkva Gymnasia#1, Ukraine. Hope you enjoy it. Good luck.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Portugal - Chain Reaction 2015

The students from EB 1 António Vitorino in Vieira de Leiria, Portugal are participating for the first time in ECR! Students are aged between 8 and 9 years. It was a great challenge and a wonderful experience. We are already thinking about the next! Now we use to see the work of our colleagues in other countries.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Poland - Human Chain Reaction from Poland

Sweden - Human Chain Reaction

Sweden is participating for the first time in ECR! This Human Chain Reaction-clip shows some of the kids who are participating and who are eagerly testing and trying out how to do the best chain reaction models at school. The kids are in the age of 6-8 years old. We have been enjoying ourselves looking at the other school´s entries and wish all schools good luck. At the same time we are really happy to be part of something this big together with you. Lets bring Europe together and may the best chain reaction win.
Regards/Johan and the kids at Rödebyskolan

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Belgium - Human Chain Reaction

Hi all,

This year 28 very motivated young Einsteins will present Belgium in the anniversary edition of The European Chain Reaction!

We hope you may enjoy our human chain reaction, which was created with a lot of enthusiasm.

We look forward to watching all your presentation videos and we are interested to find out which technical chain reactions you all are producing at this moment!

Kind regards,

The year-6-pupils at Qworzó - Belgium

ECR2015 Belgian Human Chain Reaction from ECR2014 on Vimeo.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Iceland - Human Chain 2014 from Iceland - Flataskóli

Hello from Iceland
Here comes the Human Chain Reaction from 4th grade in Flataskóli - Iceland. Hope you enjoy it.
The children worked in groups and made many different chains. We are looking forward to see all the other chains that will be put on this blog. 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Finland - Welcome to the circus!

This is the introduction video of the Finnish kids!

Welcome to the circus with this human chain reaction!

Let's all have a great project together! Good luck!


Cyprus - Human Chain Reaction from Cypriot students

Monday, 1 December 2014

Denmark - Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj, Denmark

Greetings from 6b, Vibeholmskolen, Denmark!

Here is the Human Chain Reaction 2015 from 6b, Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj, Denmark.
We look forward to seeing all of the amazing chain reactions!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Spain - Hello from Catalonia!

Here is a human chain reaction from Casa Nostra school in Catalonia. Enjoy!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Finland and Ohkola school are joining once again!

Great to be part of this project for the fourth time!

Ohkola school in Mäntsälä will represent our country, Finland, again!
This time the fourth and fifth graders will build the chain reaction together, since they study together at the same class and same teacher this year. 27 pupils all together!

Good luck for everyone and have fun!


Thursday, 31 July 2014

The rules of the game...

The European Chain Reaction 2015 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 2014)!

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:


- 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 19th 2014
- You and your class will have until Friday 23rd January 2015 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 wich amount of points.
All points should be e-mailed to Dave Schrauwen by Thursday January 29th 2015.
On Friday January 30th 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 2nd 11:00
(Brussels time). 
- On Monday February 2nd 11:00 Brussels time the video will be embedded into the website, so everyone can find out how well they scored in this competition and how fabulous the ECR 2015 really is! 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 2015-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 at least 30 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 23rd January 2015. 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 23rd Januray, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week- Monday 26th - Thursday 29th  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 -skills and learn to express 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 30th  January, so the pupils of Dave can create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 30th. 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 2nd 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