Jersey school projects
Schools in Jersey often take part in projects together.
If your child takes part in these projects, we thought it would be interesting to share more about them and to give you some idea of how the schools are getting involved. Ask your child about about some of the projects, and perhaps share this page with them.
We hope this gives you the chance to know more about what is happening in Education. We will add to the projects over time.
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The Map of Wonders
The Map of Wonders is a beacon art and design project.
It combines the distinct character of Jersey with a commitment to sustainability and the rights of children. Using art and design to support young people's personal development has been a positive and powerful influence in the shadow of the pandemic.
The aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children in years 1, 3, 5 and 6 by promoting communication and relationship-building through creative activities that encourage children to work together.
The project is made up of seven episodes, with a series of quests being rolled out between October 2020 and July 2021. After a successful year, the project will continue and be extended into the academic year 2021-2022. Going forward we are giving the schools the chance for all year groups from year 1 to year 6 to be involved.
Each episode is based on a short film, created by ArtHouse Jersey, featuring locally born performer The Story Beast (John Henry Falle). The episodes focus on learning about aspects of Jersey using tales of local history and folklore. These are intended to engage children in the history of Jersey, whilst enhancing their sense of belonging.
The project is a product of the partnership between the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills and ArtHouse Jersey with generous support from Saltgate PLC.