Multilingual Poetry Competition - South Ken Kids Festival 2020 - Consultation
Consultation on School needs and project proposals
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Before we get started, a few words about the project:
Multilingual Poetry Competition 2020 (Institut Français du Royaume Uni)
The Multilingual Poetry competition comes back to the South Ken Kids Festival for its fourth year running! Due to the current Covid-19 situation and considering that the guidelines can and will probably evolve until mid-November, we decided to offer a digital competition. A creative writing and spoken word experience run by Michaël Vidon performance poet and MFL teacher.
Students work individually or in groups to produce multilingual poems to be shared with the wider school community or online. “Turn walls into doors: Embrasse le futur” will be our theme this year. The aims of this project are to improve confidence in writing and speaking English and any other languages spoken at home or studied at school.
- English (Standard and otherwise)
- MFL languages studied at school (facilitators will be specialised in French and [???] )
- Any other home and community languages
HOW WE WILL DO IT ONLINE
1 Schools need to fill in the consultation form given below so we can best tailor the project to the current needs.
2 We’ll offer some digital resources and video tutorials on the SKKF website (coming soon)
3 Creative online workshops run by Michael Vidon, available on fee £150 per workshop (special note for funding) - in October/ November
4 Grand Finale: Awards will be given to poets recognising a range of skills: Best Use of Languages, Best Imagery, Best Comedy and more. This will be either a display on the SKKF website, a video or an online live event depending on school requirements - Late November.
We understand schools have to work in very different ways. So to make this project practical, accessible and fair for all students involved, please complete this form. It is a quick consultation to tailor the project to the current school needs so we can decide what will be realistic to put forward.
for any questions.
1.1 What categories would you like to offer your students?
Performance poetry - video (Schools will have to submit a video with either subtitles or an attached document with the scripts and translation of any non English writing)
Spoken Word - audio recording (Schools will have to submit an audio file with an attached document with the scripts and translation of any non English writing)
Page Poetry and Performance Poetry / Spoken Word
1.2 Sub categories:
group poems (although they might be harder to organise in the current context, we believe group poems allow for more sharing of skills and languages while fostering soft skills like team work, problem solving, self-esteem, etc.)
individual and group poems without distinction as one category
2. What contact time from Michaël would you want? (on top of a resource pack freely available on the SKKF site including exemplar poems, video tutorials, powerpoints, pro forma consent forms and language aids).
Online workshop for multiple schools at a time to preserve the community spirit and the ability for children to share work (Free)
Online workshop with individual schools (£150 for 1 hour)
Online Teacher MasterClass / CPD for English / MFL teachers, TAs, librarians as well as other stakeholders to embed the project in the school community (£20 per teacher, or £50 per school)
3. In the context of bubbles, are you likely to work with...
... a whole class
... selected students from one year group
... the whole school or individual students throughout the school
4. What type of celebration would you like?
A display of the work on the SKKF Website (anonymised poems, list of first names for winners, etc.)
A video compiling shortlisted poems and/or video performances with feedback from judges (shared only with schools taking part)
An Online (closed) event with prerecorded content or live readings from students from multiple schools
5. Would your hierarchy/parents be likely to consent to
Students to log on the Celebration event from their respective homes in the context of another lockdown?
Performance videos of learners to be shared with SKKF organisers and competition judges?
Performance videos of learners to be shared online (provided they are anonymised with no school uniform, mention of the school and only first names)?
Written poems to be shared online?
Are there any other needs specific to your settings you want to flag? Or ideas to further access, practicality and fairness?
Can you leave your contact details for Michaël to liaise with you: (name / position in the school)
Send me a copy of my responses.
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