The pupils in year 8 at New-Bridge Integrated College presented the Annual Connected Learning Showcase. Over the past six weeks our Year 8 pupils have been working on a project which examines the context and themes explored in the novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne.
Throughout their school careers we aim to work creatively to motivate our pupils to learn and see the relevance and connections in what they are learning. Central to this process is the ability to see how knowledge gained in one area of learning can connect to another and how similar skills are being developed and reinforced right across the curriculum. Our Connected Learning Project provides an opportunity for our pupils to see the links between the subject areas focussing in particular on the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities they are developing in each individual subject area.
Taking this connected theme, the pupils have studied the novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ in English which is set during World War II around the Auschwitz Concentration camp. Their work here has culminated in a book review, blurb and a monologue looking at one of the key characters from the story.
In RE; the pupils have looked at the religion of Judaism which has resulted in their ‘Build a Walls ‘display. Each ‘brick’ in their wall includes facts about Judaism which the pupils have put together from a range of sources that they have read. (See gallery for images).