During the 2014 project, team members worked with flood-affected children, using creative and participatory methodologies to explore their experiences and tell their story. This gave the young people the opportunity to express their voice on this issue and take action, including the production of two children’s flood manifestos that called for changes in UK flood management.
Our new project builds on the learning from that work with young people; investigating new and innovative ways in which we can engage communities with flood risk.
The activities include the co-development of a suite of immersive virtual reality and 360 video resources and accompanying educational materials for use with teachers and educators.
We have used immersive storytelling and 360 animation to bring to life two children’s flood stories. In the Help Callum and Help Sali videos the viewer gets to experience the children’s stories first hand and begin to understand some of the issues that they faced.
The work explores: the effectiveness of these resources in identifying the key issues young people want to know about flooding; how the co-created resources can be used as part of flood education in schools; and the ways in which the resources can stimulate young people’s involvement in action on mitigating flood risk.
The Flood Stories research team worked with teachers and young people to co-develop a suite of flooding learning resources for teachers and educators, centred around immersive virtual reality 360 videos.
The resources include a 3-lesson plan that will take you on a journey of education and action. You may download a PDF of this Flood Stories teaching and learning resource. Links to the videos and the extended learning videos are included within the pack. However, you can also follow the links below to access them individually.
If you would like to be part of the next stage of this project in evaluating the resources, then please get in touch with K.Parsons@hull.ac.uk.
Interactive teaching resources on Help Callum
Interactive teaching resources on Help Sali
Downloadable PDF teaching resources