We are excited to have started our Textiles Unit with a bang! The school has had a fabric makeover, and each class has experienced their own launching activity or 'entry event'. During Art and Program Extension, students have started to learn about patterns, weaving and braiding. They have already created beautiful woven paper pieces and begun to swap friendship bracelets!
The Senior students have started the first of two projects for the unit. They have been working in teams to research and create a presentation to answer our guiding question: Considering first world countries setting up businesses in third world countries, what should the international standards for the garment industry be? The learning has already been exponential, as student interest has guided the development of new questions. Students have found information on fire code, land use, window and escape regulations, building materials and more!