TERM 4 COMPETITION
The Term 4 Competition has now closed. Congratulations to all winners!
4 Creative Inspirations each won an iPad 2 for their school and a $50 iTunes voucher for the students.
Year 10, Wellington College
"I designed and built a boat out of MDF wood and using the stitch and glue method, having created a double outrigger for stability and using a plastic (Bag) sail. I researched the internet at school to get ideas, and looked at all sports of design globally. I decided to go for the double outrigger for stability. A guy I read about on the internet had designed and built a full size built using the stitch and glue method, so I thought my small boat would at least work! It did and even goes in a straight line."
Georgia (Classroom Teacher Briana Lee)
Year 1, Crofton Downs Primary School
"We are studying myths and legends at the moment, as well as looking at helpful insects for inquiry. Miss Lee found an ancient Papago legend on the internet, telling how butterflies were first created. The 'Elder Brother' took colours from all the beautiful things around him so that summer would last all year. He put them in his magic bag and butterflies were born. Miss Lee took images from Google Images and made us our own big book of the story to read from on the interactive whiteboard.
Then she found an idea for art on Pinterest that a class in America had done. We took plastic sandwich bags and filled them with colours and textures that we liked, and wrote about where we got our inspiration. My favourite part was putting the stuff in because I could put whatever fabric and glitters I liked."
Writing says: 'For my butterfly I would take light blue from the sky, black from space, pink from hearts, white from ice-cream, orange from an orange, brown from a cookie. Rainbow from a rainbow, clear from a web, green from trees.'
Mia, Kate, Raya, Alexander, Joshua, & Ollie (Amy Burgess - Classroom Teacher)
Year 3, Crofton Downs Primary School
"Here is a screen shot of a Popplet we created in class using the internet. The Popplet we made shows some of the thinking we did for our inquiry 'What is in our bush?' Each of our ideas is surrounded by a colour to show what sort of thinking we are doing. The colours are the same as the thinking hats we use in class. Here is what we thought about using Popplet. "
'It's cool because you get to share your ideas and pictures' - Ollie
'I liked that you didn't have to use a pen but you could use your fingers' - Josh
'I enjoyed it because I got to see other peoples ideas' - Kate
'I like Popplet because you get to find out what other people think and what their answers to questions are.' - Mia
'I think it is cool because you can do lots of different stuff like different colours for different ways' - Alexander
'You can connect your ideas with other people' - Raya
Year 9, New Plymouth Girls High School
"This is a picture of Iron Man that I drew. It was inspired by the wonderful artists on DeviantArt www.deviantart.com
Ever since joining DeviantArt my art work has improved incredibly. The artists there are so supportive and have helped me so much."