Roots & Wings: migration stories in your community
This summer, we had the pleasure of being invited along to a local school’s showcase of students’ work all about migration. This was a celebration of the hard work put in by the year 7 children (age 11-12), as part of a project called ‘Roots & Wings’. Not only was it a celebration of their hard work, but also their parents and extended family and friends. There has been a vast amount of time and effort put into sourcing real stories of migration, and bringing those stories to life.
|Another great piece of work|
|A fantastic model built by the students|
|Ahmed with two of the students at the Roots & Wings launch|
- video interviews.
- research into political manifesto on immigration policies.
- news shows.
- models to hold migration stories, immigration houses and exciting board games.
|Exploring a Thinking Kit migration activity made by students|
A couple of examples of the activities created:@Refthinking @GCMSCentral it has been fabulous using Thinking Kit. learned a lot and will be tweeting shortly on the lessons.— V (@saarangv) June 21, 2016
|Task 1 in action|
Main question: ‘Where did Anna move and why?’
Students told a story through their cards, whilst also weaving in facts they'd sourced and images which complemented the text. There was also a map included to provide geographical context!
|Task 2 in action|
Main question: ‘Why did Matt migrate to the UK?
This task used a brilliant background and had a narrative thread to engage users in Matt's story. They also sourced images that provided a visual representation of what they wanted their users to understand.
This project is part of the Digital Civics research on “working with individuals and communities to understand the impact of digital technologies in their everyday life.” The first phase of that project culminated on this open day.
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