One benefit of working at a primary school every single day is that I get to see all kinds of work (and play!) that my students do, even outside of my class. I only teach English and Life Skills, but from time to time I pop into other subjects to see what’s happening.
Since the beginning of the school year in January, my Grade 7 learners have been working hard on final projects in their Arts & Entrepreneurship class. They got to choose from a variety of topics, ranging from handicrafts to architecture to transportation to music to cooking. The learners worked in small increments toward creating tangible products, and the process entailed months of detailed sketching and small model creation before they finally began work on their final items.
Last month, just before taking their final exams and finishing primary school, my students finished their projects! They finished the term by presenting their products to a board of teachers and fielding oral questions about their work. In the end, my entire school community was so proud of the learners’ creativity, resourcefulness, and hard work. The students were proud of themselves, too – they brought their projects to their community farewell feast to show them off to their parents!
So, without further ado, I present photographic evidence that my learners are the coolest. I will attempt to explain each project, but in the chaos of year-end, I didn’t have as much time as I hoped to learn about each and every student’s work.