Adrift at Over Hall
ADRIFT Curriculum Project - Spring Term
We are delighted to be working in collaboration with a number of school across Cheshire under the guidance and support of IGNITE Teaching School Alliance and Action Transport Theatre on a whole school project ADRIFT.
Vision for ADRIFT
The aim of the project is to create 'hope' for our children, in a world of ever changing challenges.
Through the work that we do children will be able to
- develop a greater understanding of the world and where those who have been displaced from their homes come from
- gain secure geographical knowledge in the context of a human experience
- explore the concept of ‘Home’
- form their own views of the world based on fact
- understand why prejudices may occur
- (where appropriate) question things they may read, see or hear in the media.
- engage in conversations with their families, helping to pivot perceptions and break down stereotypes.
- be empowered to turn their empathy into action and believe that they can make a difference in the world.
Each year group will be using a focus text to help support their understanding of the lives of refugees. They are as follows:
As well as this, enrichment activities will encompass a wide range of Adrift themed activities, to further engage the pupils and help to develop their understanding. These activities include:
- Sculpture - Creating shoe sculptures based around the theme of 'journeys'.
- Textiles - Using stitching and applique to create a 'blanket of hope'.
- British Parliament - Understanding the rights of a child and how we can turn empathy into action.
- Musical Symphonic Art - Exploring the lives and music of refugees.
- Human rights and Water - Learning about the rights that we all should have, to live happy and healthy lives.
- Cooking from Different Cultures - Exploring lands that characters from our stories have had to flee, and creating food based around that culture.