From the beginning of Term 3, Katarina, Aurora, Kiona, Abbey, Grace and I have been in charge of running Art Club for most the Year 6 and 7 students. Art
Club is held on Wednesday in which students are able to have a creative outlet at lunch, while also contributing to the musical this year in Week 9
of this term. As the musical this year is The Little Mermaid, we decided to make Art Club under the sea themed, where the students have made
paintings, paper mâché, banners and other decorations. As the students are part of a club, it is an ongoing responsibility, and we aim to try and teach
the kids a number of skills such as commitment, open mindedness, thinking outside the box while also having fun.
Teaching kids is quite a challenge, so it has really tested our skills, sometimes our patience too. But I think we have learned incredibly valuable skills
through this experience, like developing our sense of responsibility and thinking on a scale bigger than ourselves, while also getting us to think
creatively and improving our planning and organising to. I also think engaging with a younger age group has definitely helped develop our people and
social skills, as we are connecting with people we probably may not have before, and it is quite rewarding seeing the kids have fun. I have developed
a greater appreciation for the skills that our teachers have in order to teach us, and I am so grateful for being able to have learned some of these
skills so that we are able to influence and teach young people, and bring a little bit more fun and creativity to their Wednesday lunch times.
The musical is in Week 9 and it is currently Week 6; the decorations look amazing and overall we are really proud of the students and all the work they
have put in, and I’m sure the musical will be beautifully decorated.
Year 11 IB