‘Our Voices’ - an animation created with children during the 2020-2021 global pandemic.

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‘Our Voices’ is an animation that was created with 16 children aged 9-11 during the 2020-2021 global pandemic as part of the Corona Chronicles - Children researching their everyday lives, education and relationships during the coronavirus pandemic (CHEER).

CHEER was undertaken during the 2020-2021 global pandemic in collaboration with 16 children aged 9-11, teachers and parents from four primary schools in the north of England. The project aimed to enable children from diverse socio-cultural contexts to express their experiences of living in a pandemic and the impacts of government policies on their lives during this time. Working participatively with children, we developed creative arts-based activities to enable children to participate in ways of their choosing. Creating online participatory research spaces with the children, teachers and parents was developed with meaning and relevance for the children themselves. We scaffolded the arts-based activities across the project and the participating children produced over one hundred visual and textual data and twenty hours of in-depth photo elicitation interviews, along with a series of self-portraits and an animation entitled ‘Our Voices’ establishing key messages for other people about the ongoing pandemic and the impact of nationally and regionally tiered restrictions on children’s everyday lives.
Period20 Mar 202030 Jul 2021
Degree of RecognitionInternational