Lovely to be able to share this example of curriculum integration with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
Please see below a Multimedia project which our students, Fiona Conroy our SAKG Coordinator and Garden Specialist Noly Noble our Multimedia Teacher and myself (Sophie Jamieson - Kitchen Specialist) are so very proud of!
Youtube: St Albans Heights Primary School - Knife Skills Video: https://youtu.be/j7iBGnDoBc8
St Albans Heights Primary School has been working very hard this year to incorporate our program throughout the curriculum. We have also been working hard to ensure students in the program have lots of opportunities to practice communicating with each other, as for 87% of our students english is the second, third or fourth language. We did this in 2017 by working with the students participating in the SAKGP to create three instructional videos based on the kitchen and garden. Students worked with the three of us to learn the content, write the scripts, create story boards, film each other, act out scenes and provide feedback for editing.
Students were pleased to talk about their progress on the videos with Rebecca the SAKG Foundation CEO when she visited the school earlier this year. As you can see the end result looks amazing and we hope you all enjoy watching the videos!
These videos will be used in 2018 as 1. An introduction to the kitchen space, 2. An introduction to knife skills and 3. An introduction to the garden shed.
In the last week of term this year we shared the final videos with our students and Principal, Helen Otway who was also very pleased with the results. Students also went home with a booklet full of photos, recipes and planting instructions they had learnt throughout the year and the link to their videos.
We recognise that with further work, minor imperfections could be improved upon in both content and editing. However, for our first attempt, this is a project we are thrilled to share!
All the best and happy new year!
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Food Systems) (B.Sci & M.Diet)
Food, Nutrition and Sustainability Educator and Community Hub Leader
St Albans Heights Primary School
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which I live and work and pay my respect to Elders both past and present.