Martvili Municipality Village Nakhunao Public School
Address: Martvili Municipality, Nakhunao village
Project: Democracy and Human Rights Expressed in Comics
Working language during the project:
Themes of the Council of Europe project “FREE to SPEAK, SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All” covered:
- Making children’s and students’ voices heard
- Preventing violence and bullying
- Tackling discrimination
- Improving well-being at school
Competences from the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC) addressed and where / how they were integrated:
- Valuing human dignity and human rights
In the process of working on the comics, students developed respect for human dignity and empathy skills.
During the preparation of the bullying presentation, the students involved in the project took responsibility for their own behaviour. They found information about bullying and saw what impact it has on a person’s life.
- Analytical and critical thinking skills
Students independently found information about bullying. They selected an animated film that they thought conveyed the essence of oppression well. They facilitated the discussion with the elementary school students.They independently prepared comics to convey cases of bullying.
Target group age range:
Level of education:
- Primary education
- Lower secondary education
Short description of the project:
In the course of the project, school children explored several topics: equality, conflicts, and bullying. They searched for information and prepared materials which were presented to primary school students and explained the consequences of bullying and oppression.
Students involved in the project organised a seminar and a screening of an animated film addressing bullying and oppression. After watching the film, students had a discussion about bullying and equality. After the workshop, elementary school students created comics about bullying, conflict, and equality with the help of students. They tried to convey through pictures, comics and posters, what equality means to them, what conflict means, what is bullying and how a person feels when bullied. An exhibition / a viewing of primary school students' works, posters, comics and posters was organised by high school students.
Creating comics was very interesting and fun. The students came up with a story about bullying. They came up with animated characters.
The students made coloured glasses to watch the comics. It was explained to the them that wearing beautiful coloured glasses would reveal what is bad and enable them to see a life where there was only place for democracy and equality and no place for bullying. Students talked about which rights are violated by bullying. The students prepared posters, comics and slogans to convey what democracy is. They then organized an exhibition of their work, which was held in the school lobby.
A discussion was held after the exhibition. The guests explained how they felt, what they experienced when they watched the comics.
- Collaboration of students
- Provide accurate information about bullying, oppression and equality
- Introduction of democratic values
- Improving the school’s democratic culture by introducing teamwork
- Creating school papers on bullying, equality and conflict
- Collaboration of students
Challenges you faced
- Establish objective criteria for the evaluation of exhibition works
- Preparation of presentation papers taking into account the age characteristics of the primary level
Time-frame of the project:
The project was implemented for two months
Council of Europe materials on citizenship and human rights education used while preparing or implementing your practice:
- Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture
- Addressing violence in schools through EDC/HRE
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