For Exercise 2 the children split into 2 groups and decided where they wanted to make their film and how to shoot it. One group decided to use Hadia’s important place from exercise 1 and record her entering and exiting the lift to arrive there.
The second group took advantage of the school being so close to a local landmark – the Angel Central shopping centre. Here they filmed two members of the group entering and exiting an escalator.
Once the groups had shot all the footage they needed, they edited it together using iMovie and then shared what they had made with each other.
Vittoria Primary School in North London have been working on Task 1 of the ‘Places and Stories’ theme for this year. Below are the photos and videos made in response to filming / photographing the places they consider to be special.
For Exercise 1 the children used personal devices from home to capture film or images of a place that was important to them (which they brought into school the following week). It was an interesting exercise because it gave all of us an insight into each other’s lives and highlighted that how we use a place can dictate our feelings about it. The children gave many different reasons for why the place they chose was important to them such as:
-it was where he spent a lot of time doing something he loves (Chase and drawing at the table in his photos)
-it was a quiet place they came to feel calm (Hadia and the space outside her flat, Kayley and the green space near her home)
-it was where they spent most of their time as a family and some of her siblings were born there in a birthing pool (Lillie-Rae and her living room)
-it was their room and somewhere they spend most of their time (Fahmida and Akib)
-he loved being able to see the wide expanse of London along the riverside and has been collecting things he has found on the beach there for years (Max and the Millennium Bridge)