Final year project
The Day the Moon Went Missing + The Super Science Club [Read more]
The day the moon went missing - cover and page 26
The Day The Moon Went Missing is for children aged 6/7, an age where climate change is something they have heard of but don't understand. The purpose of this book to introduce climate change in a way that promotes important values, such as kindness and respect.
The day the moon went missing - cover
The day the moon went missing - pages 1 + 2
The day the moon went missing - pages 16 + 17
The super science club - advert 1
The Super Science Club is a subscription box for girls aged 9-11. The aim of the box is to encourage girls into STEM subjects in response to the lack of women in STEM based careers. I chose this age group as I found they avoided those subjects the most. When I took a survey of a year 4 class, none of the girls said maths or science as their favourite subject. Instead art and English were favourites.
To respond to this, I wanted to create something that felt familiar to girls and had a element of art and crafts. Each box is themed around a influential woman in science in hopes to inspire the next generation.
The super science club - advert 2
The super science club - advert 3
The super science club - advert 4
I am an illustrator with a passion to create stories, art and products for children
The Day The Moon Went Missing is a children's picture book which highlights the ongoing issue of climate change, in a way that is appropriate for young children. The book follows three children who show important values such as teamwork and kindness to help make the earth better, in hopes to bring the moon home.
I chose to undertake this project as I wanted to revisit a story I had previously written and reinvent it for current issues and audiences. From working as a teaching assistant, I was able meet with a group of children who gave me their thoughts and opinions throughout the development process.
The Super Science Club is a subscription box for girls aged 9-11, the aim of the box is to get young girls interested with STEM subjects to combat the lack of women in STEM jobs.
I chose to undertake this project because as a teaching assistant, I saw how girls would stay away from STEM subjects, claiming they were too hard or for boys. In response, I wanted to create a product that would engage girls in science in a way that felt familiar to them.
After graduating, I aim to continue writing and illustrating children's books.
An investigation into the literature used in the education and development of years 1 and 4 in British schools
Final year project
The Day the Moon Went Missing + The Super Science Club
Since January 2019, I have spent time working as a Teaching Assistant in a local primary school, this provided me with the knowledge and understanding of children and aided me in my final year projects and my dissertation.