Giving people the opportunity to imagine, fund & create projects that bring their local area to life
Our project goal is to bring people of all abilities together via a fun and exciting method of education using literature and visual art, delivered through an explicitly designed, fully accessible cloud application. All outputs support a common goal of engaging, motivating, developing and investing in VI communities and young people around the world. This is a creative STEAM project ( Science Technology Engineering the Arts and Mathematics) at its best. There will be seven connected comics which can be accessed and enjoyed at the readers preferred pace and tailored to varied curricula (SMSC, ‘British Values’). Each of the seven comics will use a City of Liverpool Icon to present key messages for reflection, research and engagement. Each comic and the wording within the cloud application will be available in 3 different languages. Participants will be guided through five simple and proven steps which are adaptable to the relevant school community, language and culture.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Comics provide an exciting, visual representation which captures the interest of all those involved with the project. Children find it easier to remember key information when it's presented as a visual graphic. Visually Impaired children and young people in the most deprived areas of the world will have access to education and friendship groups which will help improve their sense of belonging, self worth and improve employment opportunities. Comics will motivate students to participate in the project even those who generally lack interest in study. The cloud application will provide secure accessibility regardless of users’ level of Visual Impairment. Cloud technology enables Global collaboration before, during and after project completion. Cloud technology is far better for the environment and is accessible wherever secure WiFi is available. We will create global friendships groups and communities, all open and accessible to those with disabilities including the Visually Impaired.
Steps to get it done:
Following on from this project, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University, the model, defined by the Journey for Peace project, led by St Vincent’s School, will act as a spearhead for engaging with students and teachers globally. To enhance and promote on-going community outreach educational projects and workshops. Students from the local targeted schools will self-select to be put forward to the City of Liverpool Youth Council. All of the project partners will assist in guiding the formation of the Youth Council, and provide both logistical and scientific support for their work. Links with Liverpool John Moores University ensure that the Youth Council will be provided with expert advice when needed. They will, however, act independently of the project partners, and their agenda will be guided by their schools and communities.
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