ST John’s year seven students have showcased their history and passion creations at the 2018 Independent Investigation History Showcase.
The annual event provides an opportunity for students to research a special area of interest once a fortnight over three terms culminating in the presentation showcase.
This personal interest project is a way of affording students an opportunity not only to share their passion for history, but to involve parents, carers and friends in their learning.
Working in this way fosters independent learning and love of history whilst honing research skills and autonomy.
The vast array of stunning presentations were painstakingly researched and constructed by the students themselves, including setting up their presentation area that morning amidst a hubub of excitement.
The projects were diverse and fascinating, taking many forms including working 3D models, interactive games, cooking, film clips and slide shows.
Favorites included a 3D model of the colosseum by Elias Sarantzouklis, a working model of Mt Vesuvius by Jess Scholte and a display of ‘100 Years of Women in Policing’ by Riley McKenna.
Of particular interest was the touching tribute by Lily Piras, dedicated to her paternal grandparents Antonio Piras and Gretja Klaassens, who survived WW2 to become proud Aussies.
The students were excited to share their work and happy to explain their projects to guests.
Parents and carers relished the chance to be actively involved in their child’s learning and feedback received indicated that the Showcase was a resounding success.
A big congratulations must go to the students for sharing their passions with the support of the History Faculty at St Johns.
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