Year 7 and Year 8 students had the opportunity to use their creativity to demonstrate their learning in History, through the creation of a Renaissance Fair and War Memorials. Year 7 planned and facilitated a fun-filled Renaissance Science Fair, teaching each other about the incredible inventions that came from this time period. Students designed engaging games and activities for their fair stalls, including an ice cream ingredient ‘sniff test’ and a daily newspaper bingo game. Year 7 also took the time to consider the long-term impacts of these inventions and how they contributed to the significance of the Renaissance era.
Year 8 students demonstrated their empathy through the design and construction of model memorials inspired by their trip to Kanchanaburi. Students worked collaboratively to design meaningful and reflective spaces, considering the purposes and uses of such memorials from across Southeast Asia. Utilising an interdisciplinary approach to their History lessons, these Secondary students impressively modeled global citizenship, creativity and independent learning.