events

Atelier College Chevreul

Location: College Chevreul, Angers

Partner: University of Angers and College Chevreul (UPE2A)

Group size: 24

Profiles of participants: Secondary School FLE students

Collection of books: Le Pain (Bread)

Language (s): French, English, Arabic,…

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university of jendouba

Location: University of Jendouba, Tunisia

Partner: University of Jendouba and the University of Rennes2

Group size: 40

Profiles of participants: Masters and Bachelors students of Didactics

Collection of books: Stories and poems based on ’10 mots’ (10 words)

Language (s): French and Arabic

Our partner’s comment: A wonderful opportunity to collaborate with North African students who demonstrated a style of language and imagery that was extremely rich.

Hackathon Memory

Location: Le Chateau de la Tourlandrie (near Cholet, France)    

Partner: Hackathon Memory   Group size: 40

Profiles of participants: Students from Centrale Nantes, Rennes2 and the Digital School of Angers.

Collection of books: Children’s storybooks based on local histories, told by local people    

 Language (s): English and French

Our partner’s comment: In September 2018 we collaborated with ‘Hackathon Memory’, an historical and literary weekend event held in places of historic interest, which aims to discover and collect local histories from local people and to keep memory of them. BookHoof saw this as a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and use those local stories as a basis for children’s storybooks and to organize workshops in parallel with Hackathon at the same site.

nantes alliance

Location: Audencia 2018 and 2019

Partner: Semaine D’Alliance (Centrale Nantes, Audencia, ENSA)

Group size: 60/42

Profiles of participants: Engineering, Architecture and Business students

Collection of books: Engineering and future technology and exploring different cultures

Language (s): English

Our partner’s comment: The inspiration for the BookHoof association comes from this event that was run in conjunction with students from three institutions in Nantes – Centrale Nantes (an Engineering School), Audencia (a Business School) and ENSA (a School of Architecture) – who were set the task of producing a children’s storybook across a three-day workshop. The success of this workshop and the joy the students took from it created the spirit and drive to create something which would permit this spirit and initiative to grow of its own volition.  

femrite week

Location: Uganda

Partner: FEMRITE

Group size: 8

Profiles of participants: FEMRITE Festival participants

Collection of books: Stories of Uganda

Language (s): English

Our partner’s comment: In July 2018, Mathilde Barlow, a student at Audencia, took the initiative to go to Uganda by herself for 3 weeks and in collaboration with a Ugandan publishing house, FEMRITE, she organized a BookHoof workshop and the participants produced two beautiful books.

redon workshop

redon

Location: Redon        

Partner: Association Soutien Migrants Redon      

Group size: 20 participants + 6 volunteers

Profiles of participants: Immigrant families, newly arrived in France

Collection of books: Multi-lingual story books

Language (s): French, Armenian, Georgian, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, English


Our partner’s comment: 
It was wonderful to see the families working together, parents and children, to invent, write and illustrate their stories. They were then helped by volunteers to translate their stories into French. The two days of workshops were full of creative energy and friendships were formed while working and playing together and sharing meals. The families will meet again soon to read or act out their stories for each other. The next important step will be to organise the printing of the books so that each family can take home a real printed version of the books that they made so that they can read their stories together, in all the family’s languages. It is also heart-warming to think that other families who speak the languages of these stories will be able to enjoy reading them too and in this way improve their French language skills while at the same time maintaining their family languages.

Centrale nantes bachelor

Location: Centrale Nantes

Partner: Centrale Mauritius

Group size: 23

Profiles of participants: Engineering students

Collection of books: 14 Engineering Challenges of the future (pitched at teenagers)

Language (s): English

Our partner’s comment: In the Autumn of 2018, Mauritian students at Centrale Nantes created books based on 14 Engineering Challenges of the Future, which were pitched at teenagers and therefore needed to present complex ideas and terminology in a way that was accessible, but also fun for teenagers. The books they produced were of a magnificently high standard, written and illustrated beautifully, and the students found the project very rewarding, in that it was a team-building exercise, a project management exercise, something creative and liberating, but also an activity which made students aware of the value of making complex scientific information comprehensible and available to all.

Centrale nantes masters

Location: Centrale Nantes

Partner: Centrale Nantes

Group size: 90

Profiles of participants: Masters First Year Engineering students

Collection of books: 14 Engineering Challenges of the future (pitched at teenagers)

Language (s): English

Our partner’s comment: In the Autumn of 2018, Masters students at Centrale Nantes created books based on 14 Engineering Challenges of the Future, which were pitched at teenagers and therefore needed to present complex ideas and terminology in a way that was accessible, but also fun for teenagers. The books they produced were of a magnificently high standard, written and illustrated beautifully, and the students found the project very rewarding, in that it was a team-building exercise, a project management exercise, something creative and liberating, but also an activity which made students aware of the value of making complex scientific information comprehensible and available to all.

University of rennes2 masters

Location: University of Rennes 2

Partner: Master programme “Didactique des Langues”

Group size: 40 students

Profiles of participants: future teachers and potential BookHoof workshop organizers

Collection of books: books in French for 5-7 year-olds.

Language (s): French

Our partner’s comment: These books will be useful for children learning French.

University of rennes2

Location: University of Rennes2

Partner: Department of Education

Group size: 25 students

Profiles of participants: First year students on a two year University Diploma course in community learning and social development 

Collection of books: Bilingual and multilingual story books

Language (s): French, English, Haïtien Creole

Our partner’s comment: The students worked in groups to produce bilingual or multilingual stories which aimed to raise awareness of linguistic diversity or environmental issues. The students each contributed to the projects according to their talents and tastes. Some preferred to work on illustrations while others focused on writing and translating their stories. The students were particularly pleased to be making books that will be read and would love to know if the readers enjoy them.

University of rennes2

Location: University of Rennes 2

Partner: STAPS

Group size: 25 students

Profiles of participants:

Collection of books:

Language (s): French

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