19 November 2012
Take One is an active citizenship (or Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)) project designed to engage children in crime and community safety issues through digital media.
46 pupils from year 6 classes at St. Joseph’s Primary School and St. Clement Danes Primary School in the London Boroughs of Camden and Westminster took part in the first projects.
The project was launched at the London Transport Museum, when pupils from both schools took part in a range of workshops delivered by EdTV. The children each tried being director, actor, camera operator and sound operator. They also learnt about storytelling, storyboarding and illustrating.
Following the launch event the pupils worked in groups, with the support of an adult mentor, to create a 'digital book' on an issue important to them such as personal safety, anti-social behaviour or crime. The sessions ran every Wednesday during school time for seven weeks.
The films were launched on 13 July at the London Transport Museum where each group presented their digital book to a panel of judges and an audience of teachers, family, friends and representatives from various local organisations. There was ‘live judging’ on each film and all the children who took part received a medal.
'SF JEMS' were announced the winners and received a trophy for their efforts. Watch their video, on the right.