Over the past few weeks, our Year 8 students have worked on a cross curricular digital project in their English and History lessons. They were tasked with creating their very own websites reflecting their research and learning on the First World War. We are now very excited to launch their websites for you to view.
Students have been focusing on a range of topics including; African soldiers, Indian soldiers, female war poets, the Western Front, the Battle of the Somme and famous poems. Their websites look at the conflict through both the eyes of soldiers from all over the British Empire that fought in it, and the poets that recorded their fate.
Their work has been created by collaborating in small groups using new software called Adobe Spark and the quality of their work is really impressive demonstrating both their intellectual and creative skills!
This project is the first of our planned Cross Curricular Digital work supported by our Communication and Digital Skills Lead Mr Inglis, who worked with both the English and History Faculties to aid the staff and students get to grips with the new software package to create up-to-the-minute digital projects to present their work. Our focus on Communication and Digital Skills forms a fundamental part of our Work Ready focus – equipping Hoe Valley School students with crucial skills that will benefit them in life after school.
You can view the Year 8 websites below