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Africa

The Using Cultural Organisations to Raise Levels of Attainment (UCORLA) project based on Africa aimed to provide children with access to both cultural and creative opportunities, with the support of a range of cultural partners, that linked to their work on Africa during Literacy, Geography, DT, Art and Music lessons.

1st April 2009 - 31st July 2009

The Using Cultural Organisations to Raise Levels of Attainment (UCORLA) project based on Africa aimed to provide children with access to both cultural and creative opportunities, with the support of a range of cultural partners, that linked to their work on Africa during Literacy, Geography, DT, Art and Music lessons.

As part of the project, Bolton Library lent the school non-fiction and fiction books based on “Africa” and the class visited Bolton Museum to find out information about African artefacts and animals in the “Global Explorer” workshop. In addition, Afrocats supported the school in learning African dances and listening to African Music.

They also supported the school in turning their dance into a play, based on African myths, which was performed to the school and to parents. Furthermore, The Phoenix supported the whole school in developing a radio project.

The teacher expressed that the children were engaged and eager to learn as a result of the UCORLA project. The children wanted to find out as much information as they could and even carried out their own research to find out additional information.

“The children seemed to be much more engaged and focussed on their learning as a result of the project. The children also enjoyed writing down questions that they wanted to find out the answers to and responded well to the opportunity to ask the expert.”