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Backstage is based on international film and music festivals. The students research the festival world and then use the target language creatively to promote, organise and star in their own festival.
The project is aimed at easing the transition between primary and secondary languages. By using picture stories we are encouraging pupils to produce creative and independent spoken work. The pupils have received input on how to use dictionaries, verb tables and phrase toolkits successfully in their language learning which has then been applied to the picture stories.
This project uses drama to stimulate real communication, generate spontaneous interaction and increase cultural awareness. Using process drama techniques, pupils and teachers step into someone else’s shoes and ‘become’ someone from another country who does not speak or understand English, with pupils using their imagination to create ‘real life’ scenarios.
The International Learning and Research Centre’s Key Stage 3 Innovation Group engaged with the Story Making project prioritising the development of pupils’ skills, confidence and independence in speaking, including opportunities to use language creatively in a range of contexts. Stories, created collaboratively, provided the context for the language learning.
Speak up, speak out! is a cross-borough collaborative project involving primary and secondary partners working together to promote pupils’ confidence and independence in speaking. We have worked in French and Spanish.