Thursday, December 31

Saturday, December 19

Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj, Denmark

Here is our Human Chain Reaction from Vibeholmskolen, Ishøj in Denmark.
We are looking forward to showing you all our Chain Reaction and seeing all of your amazing chain reactions.

Friday, December 18

Human chain - Croatia

We hope not too late.We are a small school in the Croatia. Our children are mostly from surrounding areas.It was very difficult to record video, but we are not give up.Our kids are 12 and 14 years old


We send you warm greetings and wish you a Merry Christmas

The Human Chain Reaction from Finland

Hello everybody!

This is finally the human chain reaction from Finland. I've been sick, so this is not nearly as great as we were hoping for,but we'll suprise you all with the real chain reaction in January! I hope...

Merry Christmas!





Human Chain Reaction from Hungary

Dear All,

Here is the introduction of the Hungarian Team.
Merry Christmas!

Human Chain reaction 2016 from Latvia!

Hello dear ECR 2016 participants!

We are very happy to be with you again!
Enjoy Christmas time! 

ECR 2016 Human from Ilze S on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17

Human Chain Reaction St. Brendan's N.S. from St. Brendan's on Vimeo.

Greetings from Ireland, Here are our 5th & 6th class pupils. They are the oldest pupils in our school. We look forward to sharing our work with you all. Happy Christmas

Bulgarian Human Chain Reaction

Dear friends,
we wish you  Merry Christmas :)
Worm greetings from Bulgaria
Natasha Dzhurkova, Boyana Filipova and Velizar Kitov and 2v and 2a class

Human ECR 2016 - Slovenia

Dear all, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016. Enjoy watching our work!
Best regards,
pupils and teachers from OŠ Preska, Medvode, Sloevnia

European Chain Reaction 2015-2016 - Iceland

Dear friends
The forth graders made a lovely chain with their hands and names. There are 54 kids taking part in the project and they are looking forward to create an other chain when they come again to school in the new year. Our school is a primary school with 460 students from 4 to 12 years old. Our little town's name is Gardabaer and it is situated near the see and not far from Reykjavik the capital of Iceland.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Greetings from the teachers Bryndis, Ragna, Elin Asa and Kolbrun

European Chain Reaction 2016 - Estonia


Greetings from Estonia. We are very glad to be linked in the most fantastic chain ever. Our little participants are 2-7 years and very excited! This video was made in a collaboration with teachers, children and parents and it was interesting to all in the Chain. All the best and happy holidays!

Thank you Dave, Peeter, Maie, Kaia, Taimi, Maris and Inga!

European Chain Reaction A.Gramsci Primary School Ghilarza

Romanian Human Chain Reaction

Greetings from Romania and a Merry Christmas from the 5 th grade students and their teacher Bogdan DORNEANU

Wednesday, December 16

Human Chain Reaction Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Best regards,
Students and teachers Dario Loncar and Ivan Derek from Primary School Zepce

Human Chain Reaction Greece 2016


Aristotelio Kollegio of Thessaloniki, a school with students that really care...
On Tuesday, December the 15th the students of the 6xth grade helped prepare a charity meal at the local church of St Barbara.

Best Regards from all the students and the teachers Anna Zourna and Sofia Thomadoudi

Human Chain Reaction - Austria 2016

Austria , elementary school torrent introduces itself : The public elementary school Wildbach with Jenaplan profile is an all-day school with different focal points in the afternoon care and is based on the Jenaplan . The educational concept at our school is based on a close cooperation between schools and parents . Our children should be able to develop into self-determined people in the greatest possible freedom . Our mission statement outlines this basic attitude .

Tuesday, December 15

Human chain reaction 2016 Rasselbande Germany from Marko Hänel on Vimeo.

Hello everybody from Germany,
we hope you enjoy our little instrumental human chain reaction.
We are excited to see your videos and we send the best wishes to all of you!!

Human chain reaction - Sweden 2016

Friday, December 11

Human Chain Reaction - Scotland

Hello from the young chain reactionists from Yester Primary School in Scotland! We are all in primary 3 or 4, which makes us 7 or 8 years old, and we're looking forward to creating our class chain reaction soon, as well as watching all the entries to this year's fantastic ECR project! Best wishes to all countries in the contest, and a big thanks to Dave for all his fantastic organisational skills once again!


Thursday, December 10

Monday, December 7

The Armenian Human Chain Reaction

Dear friends, our human chain reaction was created to greet every nation, engaged in this project in its own language. So we have learnt 32 ways of greeting in different languages. We hope you'll like it.

Saturday, December 5

The English Human Chain Reaction

Pupils at King's Ely Junior are delighted to join the European Chain Reaction for the first time and we hope you enjoy our Human Reaction.

Saturday, November 28

The Belgian Human Chain Reaction 2016

Hi all,

This year 43 very motivated young Einsteins will present Belgium in the 6th 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

Belgian Human Chain Reaction 2016 from ECR2014 on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 20

The rules of the game...

The European Chain Reaction 2016 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 2015)!

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 18th 2015
- You and your class will have until Friday January 15th 2016 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 Tuesday January 26th 2016.
On Friday January 29th 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 1st 11:00
(Brussels time). 
- On Monday February 1st 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 2016 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 2016-project is for primary schools and kindergarten 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 January 15th 2016. 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 January 15th, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following weeks - Monday January 18th - Tuesday January 26th.

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 Wednesday January 27th, so the pupils of Dave can create and record the newsflash on who is the winner of the project on Friday January 29th. 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 1st 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