Friday, 25 May 2012

Create a Giant World Map on a Wall

This morning I woke up at 6:30 and was in at work at 7.

No, it wasn't for OFSTED!

Yesterday I got permission to draw a world map on a wall in the building where I work.

Shortly after I got permission I also received a Risk Assessment form and was asked to write a Method Statement.

As you can see, in the video below, the final image was drawn on the wall with a permanent marker pen. The risk was very low. If I had slipped and fallen on my pencil I might have hurt myself.

I completed the Risk Assessment anyway as I have realised; there's no point getting annoyed by perceived barriers - as soon as you've crossed them, they seem insignificant.

So why did I want to put a World Map on a wall in the college where I work?

  • I work with the migrant community and wanted to create a piece of art that represented them
  • I plan to map out the student nationality densities, using circles of growing diameter to reflect populations
  • My colleagues and I can use it in class time to provoke discussion about where people are from
  • I wanted to draw on a wall at the place I work in

The video is intended to serve as inspiration for others to try and do something similar. In this Olympic year there is an opportunity to promote Diversity. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) reflects the coming together of people from all nations who are united in a common purpose - realising their potential.

If you are inspired to have a go, please leave a comment or even make a video and reply to this video with your own effort!

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