Year 2 A Level Spanish students at Cronton Sixth Form took part in the presentation of ‘Invisible Voices’, a collaboration project to raise awareness of the women victims of the armed conflict in Colombia.
The group took part in the virtual event by watching Spanish spoken live streams by speakers from Europe and Colombia. This included speakers from Santiago de Cali University in Colombia, representatives from two women’s charities (Zoscua and La Ruta Pacífica) in Colombia, professor Claire Taylor from the University of Liverpool and Dr Maria Mencia from Kingston University in London. All of the speakers were also involved in the co-creation of the project.
Cronton Sixth Form students contributed to the event by posting a message in Spanish as a class, which was shared live and raised discussion: “We are watching live during our Spanish class and we find this event very educational and also moving to see how women use Art to express their experiences.”
Solbella Berrocoso, Spanish Tutor at Cronton Sixth Form, said, “The students were very excited to take part in the event and it really brought the syllabus to life for them.
“We have studied a Colombian film in lessons, and the medium and aim of the project taps into a few areas we study such as art, media, representation of minorities and memory of victims, as well as equality and gender roles.”
If you are interested studying A Level Spanish at Cronton Sixth Form College, you can learn more about the course here.