VIDEO S-FACTOR is a project which promotes the inclusion of young people with special needs through their own production and showing of short videos. The organizer, coordinator and contractor of the project is the Elementary school Milka Šobar – Nataše, Črnomelj.
The main goals of the project are: the inclusion of pupils with special needs in the project, working with students of regular elementary schools, making of videos, presenting the videos to the general public, exchanging experiences. The main focus is on the video as a tool of inclusion.
The project is carried out among Slovenian elementary schools with special programs curriculum and similar institutions abroad.
The idea comes from the English project S-Factor Into Eurovision 2015. Organisation Momentum World from UK linked special schools in 6 countries through a Eurovision-style music video competition. http://www.momentumworld.org/?s=s-factor
In june 2015 we prepared the voting event in Črnomelj, Slovenia, where all the videos were seen and judged by our students and the jury http://osmsn.splet.arnes.si/2015/06/24/s-factor-final-event/
Our school produced two music videos and one of them, Bass, took the final second place. http://www.osmsn.si/326-2/
VIDEO S-FACTOR 2016
In the 2015/16 school year, the Elementary school Milke Šobar-Nataše successfully introduced the project in Slovenia. The participated schools created 16 music videos that can be viewed on the schools website. http://www.osmsn.si/projekt-video-s-factor-2016/ The final event took place in May 2016. http://osmsn.splet.arnes.si/2016/06/01/the-s-factor-grand-finale/
VIDEO S-FACTOR 2017
Past experiences of the participants were positive, so this year the project was carried out again, joining 13 Slovene and 6 foreign schools and institutions for children with special needs, but with a few changes:
The participants had to make a two to three minute video. The theme of this year’s videos is joint, namely WATER. Cooperation with students and teachers of regular primary schools is welcomed.
The videos competed for the first three places by collecting votes through the Internet site accessible to the general public, with voting within the participating institutions and through the jury.
The project was completed at the final event on Thursday, 18th May 2017 in Kulturni center Semič, where all the participants and participating institutions gathered. http://osmsn.splet.arnes.si/2017/05/23/the-video-s-factor-2017-finals-in-semic/
By presenting the videos to the general public, we hope to raise the awareness of the abilities and creativity of persons with disabilities.
Best Videos of the Video S-Factor 2017 are:
- TRETJA OŠ SLOVENJ GRADEC “B☼DI D®UG@ČEN”
- CIRIUS VIPAVA “REKA VIPAVA”
- OŠ MILKE ŠOBAR-NATAŠE ČRNOMELJ “MLINČEK” in OŠ DRAGOTINA KETTEJA NOVO MESTO “S KAPLJICO NA POT”