The principal objective of our two year project “Read to animate“ is to promote animation as an essential meaning to establish the link between individuals and peoples through the reading and creativity. Being the cinema a universal language, it will be approached as a mean of communication to develop the sense and sensibility towards diversity, integration, multiculturality in our students. Besides achieving moral and social values, they are enabled to acquire and apply knowledge, as well as certain Key competences related to the subjects they study at school and new digital skills, too.
The project regards three main areas: literature, animation and cultural heritage. In this way of approaching provides the understanding of the partners and teaches them tools to protect their literature and culture, being aware of the value of each person and their common legacy, and get confidence in their European belonging.
The objectives pursued are the result of staff and students’ interviews and are trying to respond to their needs and expectations, specially living in a period of history in which Europe is facing a huge movement of people coming from different countries, bringing their cultures with them, as it happened in the past.
The needs and target groups to be addressed:
1. The schools and the whole community: They will be involved in the Project since their early stages to cooperate.
2. Teachers involved: Teachers will enlarge their professional experience using contacts with teachers from other educational systems. They will develop project management, digital skills, foreign language, social skills and will be motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team.
3. Students: We will focus on children from 10 to 14 years old which will work directly on the project, but the whole school community will participate too, including also students with special needs. During the project, students will develop their reading skills, ITC competences, foreign language, team work and social skills. The improvement of the knowledge of European national culture and promote the intercultural relationships through the animated films.
4. Local, national and international community: Teachers and students will participate to develop the products and materials that will be available and we will spread it out in or order to help other schools interested in using literature and animation as mean of knowledge and communication among people.