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PanTayside in collaboration with DCA: Shorts for language practice

Author: Virginie Bradbury, PanTayside

PanTayside 1+2 team has worked in partnership with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) to link Moving Image Education and languages.

PanTayside 1+2 team created resources to engage pupils from P3 to P5 in listening, talking, reading and writing, in French, through the medium of film. These activities were made available for use in the classroom. In September, teachers from our three authorities – Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross – had the opportunity to attend a CLPL event and take part in French activities related to the showcased movies.

‘Shorts for language practice’ consisted of four short movies screened during the Discovery Film Festival. Over 250 children from PanTayside took part in activities using French, with focuses on literacy, ICT, health and wellbeing, and science.

This pilot project was well received and we are looking forward to creating more opportunities for our learners and their teachers to engage with 1+2.

‘The Film Festival related to my learning in school because we used the name of animals in life cycles and the word ‘mange’ like we do when ordering dinners.’ P4 pupils from Inverbrothock Primary.

‘I just wanted to thank you again for a great morning at DCA. The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed watching the films and taking part in the engaging activities. The use of Moving Image Education and iPads to teach French is something I will definitely be trying back in school.’ Mrs A Watt, Craigiebarns Primary.

More information and resources can be found on the Discovery Film Festival website.

Photo credit: Erika Stevenson

Featuring: Pupils from Inverbrothock Primary School

 

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