Top: Julia G. delivering her talk to Maisondieu Primary pupils; Bottom: LtoR (Back row): Sadie S; Halle B; Brooke G; Kayley D. (Front row) Dana M; Gwen O.
The culmination of a school collaboration with The Anne Frank Trust UK, sees 3rd year history pupils from Brechin Community Campus curate the trust’s highly acclaimed, “Anne Frank: A History For Today” Exhibition. Pupils have been trained to be Peer Guides – an intensive, day-long workshop presented by Eilidh Lean of The Anne Frank Trust, equipped pupils to present talks on themes such as, Understanding Prejudice; Responsibility and Resistance; The Historical Context of the Holocaust; Human Rights; Identity and Diversity. Pupils will be delivering guided tours of the exhibit throughout its two week long installation on campus; until Friday 28th April.
The Anne Frank Schools Programme takes the poignant messages of Anne’s life and diary and helps students understand the damage caused by prejudice and hatred. It helps young people:
Increase their knowledge of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
Understand the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination.
Explore, understand, respect and celebrate cultural diversity.
Learn more about themselves and their local community.
Increase their confidence, as they develop their literacy and presentation skills.
Develop respect for others.
Principle Teacher of Social Subjects, Ralph Coates, said of the Schools Programme, “I’m delighted to have this opportunity for our pupils to promote key societal themes of tolerance and diversity, and share understanding of the dangers of prejudice. The programme is designed to share the messages of Anne’s story within our local community and empower participating pupils, giving them key transferable skills.”
Like the idea of trying a comic but don’t know where to start with this vast, sprawling medium; full of story-arcs and mini runs? 😮 This article from Book Riot’s Booknerdlandia opens a window into some top notch, well-written – award winning, in fact! – comics of substance. For the most part the titles rec’d are more graphic novels than comics, I would suggest, and they’re certainly not wall-to-wall with superheroes, but if you fancy a more mature, ahem, quiet read, then do try these ‘gateway‘ recs! 🙂
POPDUNDEE exists as a means for Dundee students & young artists to sell & promote their artwork! “We believe presenting these kind of opportunities not only allows the public the chance to purchase local and exclusive artwork, but also gives students and young artists to opportunity to develop their confidence and entrepreneurial skills.”
Clishmaclaver came across PopDundee’s latest update on Facebook and since I know several Brechin High School pupils made it to DeeCon 2017 – although not for Cosplay; shame on you, Cameron B.! 😉 – I thought I’d share details of their latest popup shop here!
Want to dazzle your friends with some DC Comics’ Joker-related trivia? Look no further! This fascinating Facebook article from Mental_floss is a must read for any comic book geek, horror film aficionado, and/or well-read, well-balanced librarian, such as myself! 😉
“The shock of green hair. The sickly pale skin. The frozen, Cheshire grin. Everyone knows the trademarks of Batman’s greatest foe, the Joker. The king of the comic book villain heap may look like a hellish circus attraction, but the origin of the character doesn’t have its roots in some deep-seated fear of clowns shared by creators Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson. No, the story behind that nightmarish crimson rictus actually began with a silent German Expressionist film called The Man Who Laughs.”
Really, this is just an excuse to post a picture of Godzilla – my absolute hero! – toying with Marvel’s Avengers. Because, Hawkeye! 😀 Obsessive fangirl much? 😉
So anyway, yesterday I read a quirky article in The Guardian’s culture & film pages – Apes, vampires or giant crabs: which movie apocalypse would you prefer? – and I just thought I’d share! Apparently, “Whether you’re hiding from Godzilla or fleeing the zombie masses, some films prove you might just be better off flinging yourself into the sea.” The author of this muy serio article goes on to argue that based on a recent list of all the different ways the world might end, in turn based on scenarios from films, ‘people’ have stated how they would respond; “It is stupid, and now I will explain why on a scenario-by-scenario basis.”
Have a read; it’s good fun. And, if I can just interject, now seems like the perfect time to talk about the Godzilla Threshold trope. C’mon! How often do I get to slip a literary reference to that particular rhetorical device into casual conversation..? 😉
This thought-provoking article on, ‘the state of reading,’ from Salon [breaking news, politics, entertainment, culture, and technology through investigative reporting, commentary, criticism, and provocative personal essays] is our long read for April. 🙂 “Virginia Woolf’s ideal reader is now under siege by interactive technology, as we pursue a party on the page.”