As part of the Genesis Education Programme
A particular focus is equality of access, ensuring that all students benefit from the opportunities provided, regardless of their background or the school they attend.
Through a successful bid led by the Director of Inclusion funding was secured to commission ArtHouse Jersey to deliver the first project under the ‘Genesis Education Programme’ banner; ‘The Map of Wonders’. It’s an initiative being implemented right across Jersey’s primary school sector.
The key objective of ‘The Map of Wonders’ project sits within the Education Department’s ‘Recovery Curriculum’; a learning structure that supports children’s wellbeing in light of the ongoing pandemic.
The Map of Wonders is a seven-part series of quests being rolled out across primary schools between now and June 2021. Supported by seven uniquely produced films, created by ArtHouse Jersey, featuring locally born performer The Story Beast aka John Henry Falle, each of the episodes focuses on learning about aspects of Jersey using tales of local history and folklore to engage children in their island history and the creative arts, while enhancing their sense of belonging. The first Jersey story being explored is ‘Treasure – the Story of the Câtillon Hoard’.
The nature of the work will encourage relationship-building while providing a creative space to talk with fellow classmates and teachers’, supporting the development of social skills and reigniting a sense of connection for children of all ages who might have been affected by the restrictions COVID has imposed.