Last term all the grade 4s had a workshop with Ms Pang and we took a walk into the lives of other children and people across the world. Our session began by reading a book titled A Life Like Mine by UNICEF which depicted the different ways children live across the world. We looked at water in particular and the different ways children collect water. In Afghanistan and India they use communal hand pipes which is closest to their town. We saw photographs of children filling up buckets and containers of water to take back to their families.
After we finished A Life Like Mine we split up into groups of five. Each group was given a picture and brainstormed the following things about their picture:
- What emotions is my person feeling?
- What is the person doing in this picture? Why are they doing this?
After we wrote down what the person was feeling and thinking we chose a person in our group to be a statue and one person to be the speaker of our group. In our groups we used the posters and our brainstorms to recreate the person in the poster in a pose that would represent the feelings and emotions we brainstormed. The groups really thought about how they could create a statue which depicted the emotions and feelings they had brainstormed together. Below is a video of photos Ms Pang took of the process.
After watching the video, choose a photo from the final product section and discuss what story you think the photo is trying to portray.