Walking Route

Walking Route Introduction

flashing gloves map

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SCABAL worked with St Edmunds Primary School to explore and design a marking system to guide visitors between the pods.

In the first workshop SCABAL split the class up into 'detective' groups. Each group was given a set of clues and questions which they had to solve. This involved asking questions and drawing Thameside features as they walked from Southwark Cathedral to Royal Festival Hall and over Waterloo Bridge to Somerset House.

During the second workshop the children visited the SCABAL studio, where they worked on a large table-top model of the Thames and came up with different ideas for route markers. Everyone voted and the most popular idea was 'flashing hands'.

In the third workshop, the pupils visited BBC21CC to animate their walking tour. The children had a chance to sample making films using the green screen.

SCABAL then developed the route by considering the materials and production methods that would be suitable for the route and for the budget. They decided that brighly coloured plastic formed hands tied to lamp posts and buildings using cable ties would be most effective.

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