During session 2010-11 we piloted an exciting new digital book project with pupils from St Bartholomew's and Haghill Park primary schools, which we are running in all five primary schools for 2011-12. The pupils involved take part in drama, art and storytelling to create their own digital and printed books, based aound their class topic. The books are available to view online and form installments in the 'Molly and Cally' adventure series. We also have a P2 music project that utilises music to explore different areas of the curriculum. At the end of the projects, pupils showcase their achievements at an event for their families.
The kids had lots of fun and involvement in active learning."Parent, Stonedyke Primary
A high quality project that puts the children's creativity and imagination at the centre."Alan Digweed, P2 teacher, Haghill Park Primary School
This project takes place in school and on campus over three weeks. Pupils are introduced to the project and student mentors through an interactive workshop designed to prepare pupils for their campus visit. The campus visit element is tailored to the individual requirements of our schools. At the university, pupils spend a day exploring their class topic by taking part in a class and a lecture. Activities include drama as well as narrating, storyboarding and creating their own stop-motion animation. On a final visit in school the animation is premiered, with parents invited to attend. Pupils also receive their own Caledonian Club membership card.
Since the Caledonian Club visit, the children have been so engaged in their topic work as it was introduced in such an energetic and imaginitive way."Alan Digweed, Haghill Park Primary
We particularly enjoyed coming to the university, drawing all of the pictures, learning lots about the Romans, talking about the game and everything else. We are really looking forward to displaying our work for others."Pupils, St. Monica's Primary