Gourdon Primary School Film Project 2015
The film presents the fruits of a wonderful collaboration between the children and teachers at Gourdon Primary School and the Maggie Law Maritime Museum. Together teachers and volunteers running the Museum designed a project to enable children to research the local culture of the ancient fishing village of Gourdon. Many exciting connections were made as children asked community elders and local people for their stories, recollections and knowledge of boats, bait, buildings and much more.
As children came to realise that school subjects such as history, literacy and mathematics are about real people and real problems, so the Curriculum for Excellence came alive.
As people from across the community recognised that their personal stories and knowledge was of genuine relevance to children’s learning, intergenerational communication began to flow and elements of the unique fishing culture of Gourdon have been recorded, curated and become central to community life.