In this, the last week of our World Identity theme, it was time to bring things back to a local level and ask the kids to create a flag that represented their individual barrio or sector. Each kid did their own flag design and we asked them to think about the things that they saw in their neighbourhood and the things that they liked or didn’t like.
On the other side of their flag, the kids stuck pages from a book called Mi Ecuador which is a 6th Grade School Textbook here. The inclusion of pages from the book were in order to participate in a project called Dysarticulate which originated in the UK and aims to highlight awareness about illiteracy. The Mi Ecuador book talks about what is so special about the country with lots of practical exercises designed to improve children’s literacy levels and vocabulary. Therefore this book seemed to be the perfect combination with the sector flags as it added to our world and Ecuador identity theme.
Once the kids had made their double sided flags they were able to plant them outside and we took photos. We asked the kids to really think about the layout of their flag creations so that through the photos we could transmit not only the pages from the book but give viewers a real sense of the environment in which these live their lives.