11 October 2018 by Madeleine McGirk
SEET’s popular Our World film making project has now launched for the 2018-19 year! Our World uses film making and language learning as a means to help pupils explore the themes of LfS and the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s totally free, and all you have to do is sign up.
The project has been running for the past 6 years, has a proven track record of encouraging languages uptake at higher secondary levels, and is open to any team of four from S3 – S6 (no previous film making knowledge is required). All teams have to do to enter is come up with a creative idea for a film, based on one of this year’s themes. Then, with SEET’s help teams put that idea into storyboard form and send it to us with an audio or video clip explaining it. The deadline for storyboard submissions is 5th December 2018.
As part of a team of four, come up with a creative idea for a short film about being a citizen of the world. Your team should consider one of the following themes to get you started:
• Sustainable Tourism (going on holiday, exploring other countries and cultures and making a positive impact on the environment)
• Migration and welcome (refugees, moving abroad, how people are treated)
• Trade (how businesses work in different countries, importing and exporting)
All films must include the use of at least one language other than English – but the more the merrier!
After all the entries are submitted, 18 teams from across Scotland will be invited to one of three regional film making workshop days (roughly 6 teams per workshop) where they will get the opportunity to make their film a reality. Pupils are given technology and professional film-making training on the day to help them, so don’t worry if they don’t have experience – all they need are their ideas.
Throughout the project SEET staff are happy to make trips to schools to work with classes and answer any questions you might have.
If you’d like to register or sign up a team just follow the link below: