Overview of the Activity
For each pupil to produce a short film about their time at the school, their favourite memories and their feelings about leaving... and the new school they are moving to.
Simple camera equipment (smart phones and tablets can be best). Film making and editing software such as iMovie, Filmic Pro, WeVideo and Voddio. Access to tablets, laptops or PCs for playback. The editing can be done directly from the tablet or hand held device. External, handheld microphones can be a useful addition to your equipment and will create much better sound quality when outside.
This activity will need to be done over a series of lessons/sessions involving the creation of each student’s story, the production of the initial film footage followed by the editing and completion. Encourage a positive and celebratory tone to the films and the stories to be told.
Classroom Resources (General)
Design & Technology
There can be many conversations and discussions about the technical/creative elements of the activity as well as the emotional/feelings aspects of the process. Both are worthy of investigation through careful questions. Be cautious about the emotional aspects of this process and how pupils might be feeling about the future changes they are about to experience and the impact that it might have on them. Focus on the celebratory elements of the stories and the task achievements wherever possible.