Can you imagine organizing a workshop with your children to build a fantastic car which as well as running on the road, can also fly and float on water? Can you imagine becoming Caractacus Potts, the eccentric inventor and being able to dream child like, about crazy but marvelous inventions? This year the School has organized a major art project, led by the famous artist, Carlos Baonza, recreating the legendary car from the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.
From the 7th to the 25th of May, parents, children and teachers all put themselves in the hands of the artist Carlos Baonza to paint, glue, hold and help to build a Chitty-mobile, and help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ken Hughes “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This most famous musical, is based on the book written by Ian Fleming and was first launched in Spain in 1969. The most crazy and fun contraption was shown off at the BIOOR Spring Fair, which was very much focussed on wacky car races.
At the British Council School, we are convinced that these kind of collaborative projects involving both parents and students, are very good at creating highly memorable experiences for our youngest students. These events are great fun, and also serve to provide a richer texture in the kind of education and learning that we deliver. Last year´s collaborative art project, "Constable's Clouds”, was organized with great success at El Viso. That´s why we wanted to repeat the experience, so that both children and parents could, once again, really enjoy themselves.
With the help of everyone involved, we were able to make a car from scratch in the EY/Primary playground: The Chitty-mobile!