During the first few sessions the students were introduced to the project idea. We set out the learning objectives, discussed what we were going to do and explained how we were going to achieve it. The students watched the Honda advert, “The Power Of Screams” - Honda's 'Civic Choir' TV Campaign. In this advert a sixty piece choir vocalises the experience of driving the Honda Civic. This was the inspiration for the project, the students were encouraged to think about the human body like a car engine, what noises might the internal organs make, and how would they look?
These sessions included an ‘inspiration’ visit to the Hunterian Museum in London, where the children viewed a mix of human anatomy and pathology specimens as well as paintings and drawings
Creating the story
In order to contrast healthy heart function with heart disease and the causes of heart disease, the children decided to tell a story using the characters of a footballer on the field, and an unhealthy spectator in the crowd. The spectator becomes the focus of the story as it unfolds.
The students ‘storyboarded’ their idea into four distinct movements.
1) Healthy heart
3) Poor diet
4) Heart attack