Since its inception in December 2021, students have been immersed in heightened expectations about what there is to discover in their quest to be critical and creative thinkers at the start of each month.
Interestingly, these exercises are meant to be culturally and contextually appropriate, increasing variety via broader viewpoints on a same issue. Through project-based learning, they also want to develop cooperation, student leadership, creativity, and critical thinking.
“At least every month, all Spots have got something to work on. This gets us engaged. The challenge allows students to exhibit their literacy skills in different dimensions (both audio, drama and written). For volunteers, we’re also exposed to various ways of carrying out literary works with our students.”
-Abdul Rauf (Volunteer, Metsrikasa).
“We like the most creative challenges. We like making books become more alive through drama, drawing and dance. These challenges have made me improve my confidence in school. One day, I hope we can write our own version of Kwame’s Adventures.” (EduLit student in Atavne)
Along with monthly financing for supplies for the winning team/individual, participating communities are also awarded with scores on the literacy leader board, which add up to an annual prize for the most excelling Spot. Friendly competition propels the whole network ahead!
All participants receive personalised certificates, with winners recognised and an ongoing leadership board. Sevenoaks School students design these as part of their service and partnerships engagement in the EduLit project.
Compilations of Work
Students at Sevenoaks collect and showcase the work of our communities in a variety of formats. Here are a few such instances.