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Indonesia

The Using Cultural Organisations to Raise Levels of Attainment (UCORLA) project based on Indonesia 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 Indonesia during Literacy, History, Geography, Music, DT, Art and ICT.

1st April 2009 - 31st July 2009

Pupils involved in the Indonesia project

As part of the project, Bolton Library lent the school non-fiction and fiction books based on “Indonesia”. They also arranged for the children to listen to a talk on Indonesia. Bolton Music Service delivered a session on playing the gamelan and The Phoenix supported the school in making shadow puppets and filming the puppet show.

The teacher stated that the impact on the children’s interest and enthusiasm in literacy and cross-curricular subjects had significantly improved. The children were given the opportunity to work as a group to write a play script, film their shadow puppet show and play the gamelan. Thus, they were able to perceive how the different pieces of work that they had produced over the course of the UCORLA project had resulted in an excellent final product.

Pupils involved in the Indonesia projectFurthermore, the teacher felt that the children really engaged with the project as a whole. She expressed that the children were more confident, especially with regard to speaking and listening, and all the children were really pleased with the outcome of their hard work. In addition, she noted that the higher ability children had developed their role as group leaders and had shown much more interest and enthusiasm in their work.

UCORLA case study washacre 5.pdf