For this project, we were inspired by a visit to a local library that newly opened near our school. We were excited by the many ways that the library serves the community, beyond being just a collection of books for rental. We talked about libraries as a source of inspiration, a hub for community and connection, and artistic expression. Following our field trip to the library, we decided to turn our own classroom into a library and invite our parents and Year 6-9 students to tour it. Some of the features of our library were: author visits, poetry installation, tour guides and maps, book return escalator, a cafe, music/karaoke station, and more!
One of our favourite displays from this presentation were our collection of diorama boxes, inspired by Canadian artist Soyeon Kim, which illustrated First Nations myths and legends. Students used 2D cut paper to create 3D illustrations, and explored art concepts like foreground/middle ground/background, rule of thirds, and scale.
We won! We took category 7: Passion Prize for being the most passionate performers in Canada. While winning was a great honour, the most excitement came from a surprise visit by the Arkell's to our school who sang their song "People's Champ" with us in our gymnasium! Below is our submission to the competition, as well as a clip of us singing along with the band.