On Monday 7 February, students from Friesland College will embark on a journey of discovery in the Fries Museum. In the context of Connecting Stories – Connecting People (CS-CP), the students will work on storytelling and heritage.
The program allows students to strengthen their language skills in a natural, non-formal, and fun way of learning. The project focuses on students from migrant background and their stories to promote intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.
Connecting Stories – Connecting People (CS-CP) is a project in which students from Friesland College (Dutch students and newcomers) learn together about heritage, each other’s culture, and language skills with the creative use of storytelling and art.
CS-CP is a collaboration between two European projects: STORY VALLEY and Rebelah, whose common denominator is the creation of understanding and inclusion between the Dutch and the new Dutch.
The project encourages students (Dutch and new Dutch students) to read, write and speak in different languages by converting stories into creative production (multimedia, art, dance, etc.). The project brings together students from different backgrounds and allows them to learn about each other’s heritage and stories in an engaging way. The stories form the basis of the artwork that they will make. See choose the discipline yourself.
On Monday 7 February, students will discover stories of heritage in the Fries Museum. The students are first given an explanation per object, for example, the story of Grutte Pier’s sword. These kinds of utensils are of course not made to end up in a museum, they have been used by different people over the years. Some objects traveled all over the world, they were damaged and refurbished. Inspired by the biographies of these objects, the group is challenged to look at their own life story. This is done under the leadership of Arjen Barel of Storytelling Center Amsterdam.
On 7 March, the students’ artworks will be presented in the Fries Museum.
The program is designed so that students enhance their language skills in a natural, non-formal, and fun way of learning. Think of writing scripts, conducting and elaborating interviews, conversations with new Dutch and European students, etc. The project focuses on students with a migrant background and their stories to stimulate intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.