Span­ish film in­spires re­cy­cling projects

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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