After seven years in the planning, London 2012 is almost upon us. With the final preparations underway, I got thinking about a recent chat I had with Matt Snelson, Assistant Head at The County High School, Leftwich in Cheshire.
The school recently held its annual Media Arts Day, which this year was themed around The Olympics. The day saw students from Years 7 up to 11 all taking part in workshops spanning the entire curriculum. These included taking part in alternative sports in Physical Education, an Olympics Enterprise workshop in Maths lessons, Drama classes running Street and Chinese dance, Olympic Song Writing in Music, and a whole host of creative workshops including clay-based animation and website creation to name but a few!
Several of the workshops involved pupils engaging with tools such as Adobe Creative Suite. For instance, Fireworks was used to create animations and Photoshop to make Olympics themed banners. Students also used Premiere Pro and After Effects to help put together a video wrap-up of the day, and Soundbooth to create a radio show for the school’s radio station LOL (Leftwich out Loud) FM. What a great way to get students experimenting with creative tools!
Have you done anything special to celebrate London 2012 with your school? If so, I’d love to hear from you!