Whether it be Tower Day or the Celebration of Student Writing, I am always pleasantly surprised at the creative topics and research that the students at this school are able to develop. Today, several of the presenters shared with me knowledge that I was completely unaware of before I attended. The first group of posters was created by a group of music appreciation students who had to develop a story to go along with the song Symphonie Fantastique by French composer Hector Berlioz. Two of the posters were filled with research tips and helpful tactics to implore when writing an essay for any subject matter. One even creatively used a Pokémon theme that I found to be rather unique and humorous. Not to mention that the movie trailer that went along with their story both answered their prompt and was rather enjoyable to watch.
Another presenter used a matching game to allow the audience members to come and engage in their presentation. The students asked the audience members to match common name brands such as Gerber Baby, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dickies to the countries in which they are made. None are primarily made in the United States but are manufactured in countries such as China, Mexico, India, and Lesotho. They then shared their information with whoever was playing the “game,” and, in my case, were allowed to engage in a rather enlightening dialogue designed to raise awareness of the hardships that the factory workers in other countries suffer through to bring us our favorite name brand clothes.
Many other presenters attended the event such as the girls who focused on various art forms such as nude and peasant art, the woman who provided startling information on Absinthe and it’s unique origins, a group of students reporting on the top five countries in regards to GDP, and another student who wishes to raise awareness about the annual “party” thrown by underage children in Madrid. Each of the projects was informative and well researched, but the two above had to be my favorites of the day simply for their creative deliverance of subjects that are commonly spoken about.
If you did not attend, I hate to say that you missed out on something both fun and educational.