Congratulations to S3 Golspie High Geography Class for their hard work on creating their Lockdown Climate Project Film (preview).
After a little discussion with the geography teacher at Golspie High, Mr Machin, we got really excited about pulling together a film on climate change that would be fully designed and produced by the pupils.
The trick – we only had 5 weeks to do it! Of course it was achievable! Why not!
Once things got going and we looked into others who had tried the same, we discovered that these types of projects are usually 20 weeks! Un-daunted, we marched onward though and in this short time, the pupils managed to produce their film preview.
It’s an amazing achievement, given that this was done during the Covid shut down with only one hour each week for classes. The pupils worked hard on their homework during the weeks though and here we have the preview – covering what they are going to do during the summer to help with the climate crisis.
Action one is Cycle more and use your car less.
You can watch the film and find out the other actions here – Golspie High S3 Geography Climate Action Film Preview
We had planned that the next term would complete the film to include the outcomes of the summer holiday goals and also to add in the main part of the film, answering some of these questions:
- What is climate change?
- How will Scotland’s climate change?
- Who is worst affected by climate change?
- How can we stop it?
- What can I change in my daily life?
- When did it start?
- What is the worst that could happen?
Unfortunately, Covid bit us and the schools had to focus on main stream education. You can see that some of the questions are answered in the preview film. Again, these were the questions raised by the pupils some will be designed into the full film.
It transpires too that making a film is a great way to enhance learning, most likely in any topic. Here’s a link to a study, for those wanting the technical detail – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221340902967325
If you would like to work with us to create your school or community group climate film, please email us. Or of course, if you’re already working similar projects, we’d love to hear from you and share your news.