I’m currently working with the P7 class of Fallin Primary School for the Future Self project. It’s been incredibly busy but really enjoyable. This group of boys were in their costumes just before lunch when the bell rang…
Boys: can we keep these on til we go and collect our lunch?
Me: will I get in trouble from your teacher?
Boys: nah she won’t mind
Me: ok keep them on til you’ve had your lunch then you’ll need to take them off
Boys: great! We’re kept in anyway
They ate their lunches in their costumes and grudgingly accompanied me back to the car to leave them.
Their costumes (and indeed the whole project) is based upon the idea of what you hope to do for a living in 20 years time. They loved being dressed up and it makes me smile to see them enjoying costume.
I hope to get some model release forms from parents so I can publish a few of the images from the project and I’m hoping to write a case study with feedback from the class teachers I’m working with.
In the meantime here’s a picture of the boys pointing to the boot of my car, boot bulging with costumes and props