Students at Fleetwood High School have been working on a project with a difference.
They were challenged by humanities teacher Jemma Orange to create dioramas (mini, three-dimensional models) and pet projects which would harness their creative talents.
Students in Year 7 had to create a ‘pet rock’, as they had been studying the effects of weathering.
The project allowed the youngsters an opportunity to creatively showcase their work by designing not only a pet, but a survival guide to go with their projects.
The winners of the project produced excellent pets and guides, ensuring no pet was left out in any extreme weather conditions and suffering from any type of weathering.
Pupil Jayme-Leigh Gordon said: “This is the most fun and best project I have ever done.”
Entries including pets called; ‘Metamorphicus’, ‘Rocky’ and ‘Bob the Boulder’.
Year 8 pupils were equally challenged to get creative when completing their projects about the Amazon rainforest.
Many of them opted to design dioramas of the rainforest, whilst other entries included ‘grow your own rainforest’ and ‘rainforest through a lens’.
One entry, by Oliver Cooke, highlighted the effects of deforestation in the Amazon – a project showcasing how the rainforest looks today, compared to 50 years ago.
The winning entry was a mixed media piece on canvas by Bethany Couch, who was delighted with her success.
Her piece was deemed informative as well as visually attractive.
Bethany said of the competition: “I felt really inspired, it has been great learning about the Amazon, and Miss Orange gave us a project that we could really get involved in.”
Miss Orange said she was delighted with the quality of the entries.
She said: “This highlights the hard work of the students at Fleetwood High School, and demonstrates the motivation and creative skills they possess.
“I am really pleased with the students and their dedication to see these projects through to completion.”
Headteacher Richard Barnes praised both staff and students for the myriad offerings on display.
He said: “The biggest challenge for me was deciding on the winners!”