Indonesia Project

The Indonesia Project

 

A group of our pupils are once again working with author, Harrison F. Carter, who runs a workshop-based literacy initiative called ‘Creativity in Mind’ – www.creativityinmind.org. This year, the group are working on the production of a comic book to share with school children in Indonesia, as part of hopeful future collaborations and engagement around literacy and creative writing.

 

The comic is based on a story by the author and has been designed to take the group on an interactive, creative adventure. On a weekly basis, the group leave the school to follow the narrative of the story in real life, being guided through the locations from the story, titled ‘A Dream of Two Cities’. As part of the adventure, the young people have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the city of Liverpool, whilst also enjoying social and leisure opportunities.

 

Upon completion of the comic - based upon a key element that is revealed in the story - the group members are then invited to produce poetry and short stories to complement the adventure, with the intention of sharing these with school children in Indonesia to introduce them to Liverpool.

 

The story is available to read at: www.creativityinmind.org. The comic will be completed in the next couple of months and the accompanying works by the pupils will also become available to read.

 

To find out more, follow the Twitter pages of @InCreativeMind and @StVincentsL12.

 

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A group of our pupils are once again working with author, Harrison F. Carter, who runs a workshop-based literacy initiative called ‘Creativity in Mind’. This year, the group are working on the production of a comic book to share with school children in Indonesia, as part of hopeful future collaborations and engagement pertaining to literacy and creative writing.

 

The comic is based upon a story by the author, ‘A Dream of Two Cities’, which can be found on the http://www.creativityinmind.org website, under the heading ‘Literacy Workshops / Recent projects.’ The bespoke story was written and designed by the author to allow a group of visually impaired students to embark upon an interactive, creative adventure that encourages and inspires their imagination, whilst simultaneously develops their literacy skills and creative writing abilities.

 

In an additional and intentional dual-fold role, the story is also designed to provide the students with a learning experience that introduces them to the historical and cultural significance of the city of Liverpool. It is intended that both the story and the comic book will serve as an educational resource to showcase the city’s historical and cultural pride, highlighting its maritime heritage and cultural position on the global stage.

 

As part of the project, the group members have been undertaking weekly fieldtrips to key venues and locations around the city, as per the narrative of the original story of ‘A Dream of Two Cities’. To this end, the group members have found themselves immersed in the ‘real-life’ telling of the actual story, and are guided, by the author, through the locations and events of the story.

 

Upon completion of the project, and based upon a crucial element that is revealed in the story, the group members were tasked to produce poetry and short stories that would compliment the adventure, with the intention that their work would be shared with school children in Indonesia, as part of establishing a literary and cultural exchange.

 

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