Our Fragile Earth
A case study of a whole school interdisciplinary project
Hidden Giants was invited to work with St Vincents Primary, a Catholic school in East Kilbride, a new town on the outskirts of south Glasgow.
“Hidden Giants philosophy is to begin a new project by agreeing a middle point and then work outwards. To repeat an experience or come with an ‘off-the-peg’ project would limit the experience and deny staff the opportunity to engage in an entire project from initial concept to conclusion. This approach increases legacy by focusing on continual professional development.
We find the middle by paying attention to the most important resource, i.e. the minds and experiences of the specific community of learners. To find the middle point at St Vincents we undertook a period of consultation with the staff and senior management team. As a result of an on going project into space and astronomy it was decided the teachers would adopt a whole school approach exploring the moral, ethical and scientific issues connected to space travel and the potential of inhabiting another planet.”