Wednesday, 13 July 2016
On the computers in the library, we did some research about upcycling to find out all the things that we could make.
As part of the inquiry process, we drew a person (ourselves) and labeled some winter accessories to go on it.
Then we sorted out the best materials from the old clothes that people had brought in that we could use to make our winter accessories.
We had a lot of help from Heather Turner and Janine Holcroft who spent quite a lot of their time sewing our items on their sewing machines.
In the last week before our Wearable Arts Show, we decorated our items. Mrs Hurren was great with the hot-glue gun to ensure that the feathers, buttons and bright bits stayed stuck on!
We made items like beanies, leg warmers, belts, arm warmers, cuffs, bags, scarves, vests, skirts, gloves and mittens.
Didn't Room 15 do well?! Don't they look good?!
Monday, 4 July 2016
This morning we had a visit from two men who call themselves the 'Laughing Samoans'. They explained to us that they are part of a team of people who are visiting schools around New Zealand to inspire young leaders and encourage New Zealanders to dream big by 'believing that they can' like Sir Peter Blake. We viewed a short YouTube clip about him. The two men shared their stories of their journeys to become successful people.