Capturing The Moment



This activity encourages students to focus on their own identity and capture a moment in time by making a lasting record of the things that are important to them.

Participants will create a personal diary /time capsule and save the information on to a CD-Rom. This will allow them to make a record of who they really are, where they live and study, where they are from, their ambitions for the future, and discuss what they are positive, and concerned, about. They will use words, images and sounds to create these truly unique records, which will all be brought together to form a living exhibition.

Each individual CD-Rom will be personalised by the student who created it, using different images which will printed onto the media. The CD-Roms will then be exhibited within the school setting but the disks would be disabled or secured to ensure that no-one could access them.

Whilst the disks are being created, we will run discussion groups to get children and young people thinking about which aspects of their lives are important to them, who they consider to be family and the importance of knowing and celebrating where they originate from. This could generate discussions about different countries, languages, cultures and traditions and enable teaching staff to pursue these different aspects of the conversation during subsequent lessons.

Key Stage it is applicable for

This activity is relevant for all Key Stages. The programme content will be adjusted to suit the age group, following discussions with school staff, and all safeguarding measures will be adhered to.


Visual arts


Film making


How the offer links to the curriculum

This activity links to the following curriculum subjects:


  • Art and Design
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • English
  • History
  • Design and technology
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Religious Education
  • Citizenship

Learning outcomes

This activity will deliver the following learning outcomes, which are linked to the National Curriculum:


  • Students will be able to produce unique works of art, which will enable them to explore their ideas and record their experiences, during the development, design and production phases.


  • Students will develop their research, creative and analytical skills


  • Students will learn about different techniques and use this knowledge to create their own CD-Roms, which will all be uniquely personal to the individual


Blackfield Creatives will discuss the cost of delivering this project with each school

Required resources

  • Classroom/artroom setting with student access to IT