Monday, 31 March 2014

The Clock Tower

Today we spent quite some time focusing on writing. Our stimulus was a short video created by Cara Antonelli. This video is a story set in a fairytale land.  A beautiful dancer spends all of her life stuck at the top of the clock tower.  She spins on her toes incessantly in order for the clock to work. 

One day she becomes curious about the world outside, especially the balloons that float past her window.  

As she steps into the outside world something has changed.  All the colour has gone from the world and everything is frozen in time. 

The only thing that can bring it to life is our beautiful dancer, powering the clock again.

Students identified many different meanings captured within the video including the idea that we all have a purpose.
Examples of these are 

"She is like Jesus, the world would be nothing, it would lose its beauty. Once she was gone out of the clock tower the world went black". - Rachael 

"The dancer makes the clock tower work which makes the world have colour. She feels sad and lonely that see so much colour but is not part of it. When she stops spinning the colour stops". - Grace

"The girl was a gear, part of a bigger machine that made the clock tower work. She went outside and the world became cold and frozen, with no colour". - Luke

Please enjoy this short beautiful video. If students wish to respond to this they can write a short comment on "The Wall", please remember just first names.