SOLE Program / Incinerator Art Gallery

SOLE: Self Organised Learning Environment

The Grade 6 students have participated yet another engaging SOLE lesson. Joining with Aberfeldie Primary School and Bell View Park Primary, students were asked:

What might some of the difficulties one might face when living in a new country?

Teaming up with students from the other schools, they used the internet and each other to come up with an answer. The one difference, teachers ARE NOT allowed to help . Students judge their own engagement level and decide if they would like to move and find solutions to problems on their own.

After hearing the students responses, it was of to the Incinerator Art Gallery in Moonee Ponds. Here the students emerged themselves in  Australian artwork that explored the early settlers. Artwork ranged from cartoons, to realism art to sound scapes.

This was a fantastic opportunity for Newlands Grade 6 students to collaborate with students from outside of their local school community. Everyone had a great time.