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Fourteen older learners (aged 50+) from across Europe used personal archive material (such as photographs), digital technology, and their own life experience to create Digital Stories of their memories of the summer they turned eighteen.
Mar 2010 -
Digital storytelling by older learners
In March 2010 fourteen older learners (aged 50+) from across Europe spent a week at Watershed making a Digital Story – exploring and recording their memories of the summer they turned eighteen.
Digital Stories are short digital films that are put together using personal archive material (such as photographs), digital technology, and the maker’s own life experience.
Through a week of workshops led by Watershed the participants learnt how to use digital technology in a creative and personally meaningful way, and met and worked with people from different European cultures.
Watershed has delivered digital storytelling workshops since 2005 as part of the Bristol Stories project. Over 200 digital stories have already been created by community and school groups and individuals from across Bristol.
See www.bristolstories.org for more Digital Stories.
18 Summers has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views of the author, and the commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
18 Summers Digital Stories
18 Summers Christiane from France tells of swapping continents in her 18th year.
A Spooky Summer Laura from the UK remembers her 18th year delving through spooky Victoriana in her grandparents' house.
Brave New World Pauline from the UK remembers marrying young and culture clashes.
Cherries from the Countryside Wilhelm tells how a shy German country boy met his future wife.
Journey into the Future Anna Paola from Italy tells of a memorable holiday in her 18th year.
Leaving My Valley Milojka from Slovenia is drawn back to the valley where she spent her childhood.
Music of Memories Aldona from Lithuania remembers her teens, studying maths and dreaming of being a great actress.
My Chosen Life Job Alfred from Malta looks back at his 18 year old self, Morse code and posing with planes.
Mystery of Life Fatih from Turkey remembers a trip to the islands in search of the girl with the angel face.
On The Road Laima from Lithuania looks back at her school days in a story dedicated to her grandchildren.
On The Way To Find Out Laila from Finland remembers how she developed her philosophy on life aged 18.
Stroking Bellies Kristjana from Iceland remembers her young self before her children were born.
Surprise on Sunday Morning Helga from Germany remembers family friction caused by her 'go ahead' scooter-riding boyfriend.
Whatever Happened to the Teenage Dream? Carolyn from the UK remembers rock, glam and boyfriends, photo-story style.