Reporting from Hooke House
The latest audio-visual technology had Years 3 and 4 more engaged than ever in their History, Geography and Service Learning subjects on Thursday when StarTime visited Hooke House.
Environmental care was the topic for Year 4 students who drew on their work in Geography and Service Learning to create and produce anti-plastic litter advertising to persuade viewers to ‘ban the bag’. Year 3 converted their History research on the theme of celebrations into on-camera news reports. Both years formed groups of six to plan their work, develop their roles and scripts and learn the technology in a collaborative, creative and fun process. They also mastered the green-screen method for substituting the classroom background with a location, such as Paris, or a news studio.
“The students are very excited by using the latest professional equipment,” says Nicole Blackband, Year Three Teacher and Stage Two Coordinator, “and they know they’re producing something they could present beyond their own world to the public – although of course we’re not uploading it!”
Junior School plans to present its digital media projects to the Years 3 and 4 parents’ assemblies.