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Learning News - 27 August 2021

We've had some amazing and engaging learning experiences unfold on FACE Online, such as a cook-off in Year 9 RE, street art in Year 10 Visual Arts and Rube Goldberg machines in Year 10 Science.
Year 9 Religion students test their skills making hummus
Year 9 Religion students test their skills making hummus

Year 10 Visual Arts

Year 10 Art students have developed some fun short videos inspired by the contemporary practice of Nick Cave. The intention of these videos is to promote creativity, connection, and a spirit of felicity within the community amidst the cancellations of events and the many changes due to lockdown.

The girls in Year 10 have also been developing 'street art boards' inspired by a range of contemporary artists who use their art as social commentary. Emily Markham's composition has been developed in response to environmental concerns.

 

Year 9 Religion

As part of their Religion topic “Jerusalem as a Sacred City,” Year 9 students had the opportunity to participate in a cook-off to end the debate of which Hummus recipe was best! Two simple recipes were sent, one a Palestian Hummus and the other an Israeli Hummus.

Ingredients were sorted, cooking aprons were dusted off and the cooking began:

"The Palestine vs. Israel bake off has been going on for generations. They both believe that they 'invented' hummus. There are some similarities between the two such as tahini, lemon and garlic: the necessities. But the main difference is the bi-carb soda in the Israeli recipe. The real question is who 'invented' hummus? Nobody knows."

Ella Khoury

"My class made hummus during Religion. I found it interesting to look at how the different cultures use different recipes for hummus and how a dip has come to be the cause of tension between multiple different countries. We made hummus in class because we were learning about conflict in and around Jerusalem (with Jerusalem being our religion topic during term 3 and the end of term 2). I really enjoyed making the hummus because it was something I could do with and for my family. My grandmother stood around in the kitchen watching as I made the hummus and I could she was enjoying talking to me about our current religion topic. Also, after I made the hummus, I had a snack for days and it was nice to see that other members of my family enjoyed what I had made."

Olivia Klostermann 

"The hummus making was interesting because I had eaten hummus many times before but had actually never made hummus, so it was interesting to learn what was in it. We were doing the hummus making because of the Hummus wars between the Jewish and Arabic about who created it/made it first. That would also link to why the hummus making was interesting because I never new the background of hummus or the hummus wars. Overall, I really enjoyed making the hummus as it was fun and interesting to learn about."

Eliza Collins

"I made hummus in religion as it is a cultural dish of Middle Eastern people and we had been learning about Jerusalem. I discovered when making hummus that you didn’t have to use tahini as when I opened the fridge, I realised I didn’t actually have any. However, the hummus still turned out very tasty and looked appetising. Overall, it was something interesting to make and pleased the whole family. They even asked me to make it again."

Hannah de Vos 

"I tried to make the Israeli hummus but it didn't go as planned. I had boiled the chickpeas and put it in the blender with the other ingredients to mix them together. When I had taken it out of the blender to put into the bowl, we realised that a piece of the blender was missing. We later found out that a piece had gone missing in the hummus and the blender was broken and we were not able to eat the hummus!"

Mia Gomes

Year 10 Science

Students in Year 10 have been studying the Physics of Motion this term and have had the opportunity to get off their screens and put the theory into practice. The videos are a snapshot of some of the fun students have had demonstrating Newton’s First Law of Motion and investigating different forces in a Rube Goldberg Machine they’ve built.

 

 

Be sure to read about more exciting Science activities in the Science Week article. 

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