THE MICKELFIELD PRIMARY PROJECT
In August 2012 Life Stories was asked to partner with teacher Alison Wakeford and her grade six class at Mickelfield Primary School in Cape Town on an extraordinary journey. With no previous experience, and with only broad guidance and support from ourselves, twenty spirited twelve year olds set about researching, filming and editing a life story of their own, featuring an older family member. What they achieved is remarkable.
Educationally the project straddled technical learning (filming and editing), journalistic and interviewing skills, appreciation of history and heritage and the world of YouTube uploading and online archiving.
In the end it was not simply an exciting school project but the girls were left with a wonderful ancestral interview as well as a priceless reminder of what they were like when they were twelve. ‘Well done girls as well as Miss Wakeford and her team!’ . If you would like to do a similar project at your school give us a shout!
WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT.
WATCH THE LIFE STORIES