Over the course of Term 3, six Year 7 students from Granville Boys High School explored character development, narrative creation, digital art making and storytelling through the lens of social media.

The students experimented with photography, photo editing, storyboarding and collaging to collaboratively create an Instagram user known as Brad Cabbage (@br4dc4bb4g3). Inspired by their interest in video games and superheroes, Brad Cabbage is an amalgamation of their imaginations, their favourite games and gamers and their conceptualisation of positive individual traits.

Students were encouraged to work both independently and in groups as they plotted out Brad Cabbage’s style choices, likes, dislikes and day-to-day activities.

Content created by the students is a nod to current culture, ‘meme culture’ and social media influencers. Content is being posted to the Brad Cabbage Instagram account intermittently, and students are able to engage with it through that platform.

Alongside the development of Brad Cabbage, the students experimented with filmmaking and green screen video techniques to further extent their understanding of digital screen content creation and the process of creating and telling stories. The video work created also reflected the students’ deep connection to contemporary pop culture and video game/comic book archetypes.

Over the course of Term 3, six Year 7 students from Granville Boys High School explored character development, narrative creation, digital art making and storytelling through the lens of social media.

The students experimented with photography, photo editing, storyboarding and collaging to collaboratively create an Instagram user known as Brad Cabbage (@br4dc4bb4g3). Inspired by their interest in video games and superheroes, Brad Cabbage is an amalgamation of their imaginations, their favourite games and gamers and their conceptualisation of positive individual traits.

Students were encouraged to work both independently and in groups as they plotted out Brad Cabbage’s style choices, likes, dislikes and day-to-day activities.

Content created by the students is a nod to current culture, ‘meme culture’ and social media influencers. Content is being posted to the Brad Cabbage Instagram account intermittently, and students are able to engage with it through that platform.

Alongside the development of Brad Cabbage, the students experimented with filmmaking and green screen video techniques to further extent their understanding of digital screen content creation and the process of creating and telling stories. The video work created also reflected the students’ deep connection to contemporary pop culture and video game/comic book archetypes.