We decided to get together 100 students from Year 5, 6 (crossover), 7 & 8 and provide them with easy to read scenarios that would tell them where they needed to be placed on a world map and a colour that they would need to hold above their heads. Each student was given a plastic wallet with 5 different coloured pieces of paper and two sets of instruction cards. This was a huge amount of work and all credit to Jim for persevering with the creation of the cards on Excel during his Easter holidays.
This morning we had to draw a decent(ish) map on the school yard with the help of some Year 5 & 6 students and their teachers, Simon Gregg & Isobel Patrick.
Stage 1 - Population Growth from 1810 to 2050 (projected) in 20 year intervals
Jim then positioned himself on the roof of the school (after lengthy 'elf and safety' discussions) to take photos and videos of the scenario as they unfolded whilst the students were directed into position by fellow colleagues Ollie Bowles, Amanda Vaile me and a megaphone by simply shouting the number out. This was done and photographed 13 times for stage 1 and I have included three examples beneath from the Population Growth Rate Sequence
Students had this information on the cards above and so simply calling the numbers out ensured that the students moved to the correct continent at the correct time. We are going to put together a time lapse video of this event to make the movements and changes more pronounced.