Children F1rst

Programme for the creation of animation films with primary schools.

Programme for the creation of animation films with primary schools.

The Children F1rst is a programme of the CINANIMA Educational Service initiative, supported by the Portuguese Board of Education – National Cinema Plan, directed at primary school children, to give them first-hand experience of animating images by creating animation films in an educational context.

– To promote film literacy;
– To contribute to the academic success of students through the articulation of different types of knowledge;
– To foster a positive attitude towards learning;
– To contribute to civic education and citizenship, as essential tools for teaching and learning processes;
– To contribute to a positive interaction between students, teachers and the rest of the educational community.

The programme Children F1rst proposes to develop pedagogical projects, exploring and questioning the film medium, using animation cinema as a vehicle for the creation of animated films with primary school children. The development of projects around animating images has been shown to be an activity with contributes to enriched learning. It allows for the use of and experimentation with different animation techniques and strategies, and contributes to the discovery of new forms of expression and communication. As a multidisciplinary area, animation cinema combines the potentials of communication and expressiveness, and develops various processes of cognitive development. Thus, the Children F1rst initiative fits in with the entire primary school curriculum. Exploring the theme “ESPINHO: history, culture, traditions and personalities” allows students to experience and study diverse content linked to the historical and cultural knowledge of their region while also allowing for original narratives. The result of this process, experienced by each class and each student, is the creation of an animated film.

Escola Básica de Silvalde (Teacher: Irene Salvador)
Escola Básica de Paramos (Teacher: Sandra Quaresma)
Escola Básica Espinho 2 (Teacher: Gabriela)
Escolas Básica de Guetim (Teacher: Sónia Pinto)
Escola Básica Espinho 3 (Teacher: Rosa Quintela)
Escola Básica da Anta (Teacher: Sandra Ferreira)

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