Posted on December 12, 2017
From Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 December, Year 7 & 8 students participated in the End of Year (EYP) program. This program is designed to contain several learning disciplines and enable students to contribute in many different ways. The theme of the program this year was ‘60s and 70s sitcoms: Happy Days, The Partridge Family, Gilligan’s Island, MASH and The Brady Bunch.
Each group was given 4 tasks to prepare as part of a final presentation:
- A research presentation about the sitcom
- A sculpture representing the show
- A re-enactment of a scene from an episode
- A musical presentation of the sitcom’s anthem.
The boys worked together co-operatively on their presentations in preparing for their final presentation. In addition to the presentation, they also attended a pair of lectures on the topics of ‘The Ethics of Space Exploration’, presented by Miss Meredith, and ‘Leadership: The A’s, B’s and C’s’, presented by Mr Fry.
Perhaps the highlight of the program for the boys was their response to the ‘Challenge’ session: to work together in building a 3D sculpture out of chickpeas and toothpicks on the topic of ‘Sport.’ Their efforts were wonderful, and the final results a credit to their creativity and imagination.
Overall, the week provided the boys with a chance to work across year levels with others in their House and to use a number of learning disciplines. Their final presentations were varied and interesting, and the boys are to be commended for their willingness to participate and ‘think outside the box.’
by Matt O’Brien, Year 7 Boys’ Co-ordinator