A Pupils' view

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Learning Curve Education hosted a group of eight S3 pupils from Firrhill High School over two days in June as part of their business placement. Rather than ask them to make tea and do the filing, we decided to pitch them in at the deep end and to see if they could research, script, storyboard, film, edit and star in their own short movie.

We gave the pupils help and advice, plus unlimited access to our team and equipment. All we stipulated was that film should explain in their own words what a Curriculum for Excellence means to them. Their teacher, David Jack, takes up the story:

This video was scripted, produced and recorded by Firrhill High School pupils during their business placement at Learning Curve Software on the 3rd and 4th of June. The pupils said that the hardest thing about the project was working their way through all the teacher jargon to be able to understand what Curriculum for Excellence is, and trying to get everyone to agree on what the video was going to be like. The pupils stated that throughout the making of this video, the most valuable lesson they learned was how to work as a team and how to meet deadlines and targets.

The pupils are extremely grateful of the opportunities Learning Curve offered them.

David Jack

Computing Teacher @ Firrhill High


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