Newspaper Rheinpfalz, 23.10.2017
Schule im Erlich
Students interview guests on TV
Tuana (12), Elvin (11) und Tyler (11) are a bit excited when they enter the film studio of “Offener Kanal” with their teacher. The seventh-graders from the school “Im Erlich” are supposed to moderate a chat show with foreign guests. This is a highlight of the fourth meeting of the two-year Erasmus project “Activating innovative Learners”, which is about the reasonable use of new media.
Twelve teachers from the other project schools in Wales, Spain, Belgium and Norway visited Speyer in the past week for five days. The Erlich students surprised them with their idea to produce a chat show. Everyone has got a job: teachers are helping to film, record sound, clapper board etc.
During filming Wibke Levens asks Vicky Griffiths on stage and takes over the job of translator because the interviews need to be held in English. It’s the job of Tyler to interview the Welsh teacher. He would like to know how big the school in Wales is, where exactly the school is, how many students they have and how old the students are? The three students are interested to hear the English being spoken which is unfamiliar to them. Tyler is stunned when he hears that the children in Wales are going to school at the age of three.
Then the film, which two students from Wales have filmed about their school, is played and Mrs. Griffith explains what is happening. Tuana is amazed when she sees the whiteboards in the classrooms. “Why don’t we have that?” she asks. In the end, Tyler asks the teacher Vicky Griffith to say something in their language. Mrs. Griffiths sings a Welsh song and Tyler comments spontaneously, “Pirate Language”.
In the end, an interesting film is created, which the teachers of the Erlich school still have to cut in the next few days. Then you will be able to find it through the project website: www.ail4kidz.eu. The Erasmus project still has another year to run.