Students Explore Their Creativity

Oceanna’s Northern Landscape pastel smudge picture. This was part of a Ted Harrison style art lesson done with the grade 5-7 age level.

Our students have been challenged to work creatively in many areas of the curriculum this term. In Applied Design, Skills and Technologies a class was challenged to build Gravity propelled cars for the On the Move Car Rally, Another class designed Rube Goldberg machines and incorporated the knowledge of Global Warming and animal adaptations to create super bogs from clay. On 100s day our younger students build castles, edible necklaces and a variety of other creations to represent the number 100. Students have also created puppet shows and are preparing for our annual “Grindrod’s Got Talent” show to be held on Thursday, March 14th beginning at 12:30 in our gym. Everyone is welcome to join us for this show.

This week, if you go to Piccadilly Mall in Salmon Arm, you will see our students’ artwork displayed along with many other school from our district. This is an annual elementary art extraveganza which is highlighted on Wednesday when we will send our Grindrod contingent of students to workshops hosted by regional art experts. Over 300 students participate in these workshops and all of our elementary schools display art in the mall so it is well worth a visit.