Spanish film inspires recycling projects
Spanish students have been inspired to boost their green credentials and entrepreneurial skills after watching a remarkable film.
S4 to S6 students at Cathkin High School were given an insight into creative recycling through Paraguayan film Landfill Harmonic.
Screened at Glasgow’s GFT cinema, the film tells the story of a community where scouring the landfill site for everyday essentials is part of their daily routine.
But when they start to make musical instruments out of the rubbish and then create an orchestra using the homemade instruments to perform, the lives of the young people and their teacher changes for the better and they become a worldwide phenomenon.
Moved by the story, the National 5 and Higher teachers have included the theme of recycling into other parts of the curriculum.
Most recently during the S1 interdisciplinary learning block, pupils gave comments in Spanish on recycling and then used their skills from art and technology to design a ‘bag for life’.
It is hoped the newly formed Cathkin High Enterprise Group will take the winning design to market and be able to sell the bags after the summer holidays.
Spanish S4 to S6 students queue to enter GFT Cinema where Paraguayan film Landfill Harmonic was screened