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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

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Olivia

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Kennedy

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Kate

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Jessica A

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Holly

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Hannah

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Taia

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Saarah

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Natasha

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Nabiha

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Georgia

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Emily

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Hanaan

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Grace

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Jessica P

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Courtney

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Zayyan

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Carolyn

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Caitlin

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Ashleigh

Life Stories Grade 6 2012 Karin

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