Knowledge Week – Rewrite Renew Reimagine

August 1st, 2022
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Knowledge Week in the Learning Commons is all about celebrating our wonderful learning space and the possibilities it can offer. With the theme Rewrite, Renew, Reimagine, we invited students to challenge their perceptions of themselves, their community, and the future.

Beginning with a bang this year in Monday’s Speaker’s Corner, students were able to speak for one minute about their passions. We heard about a hatred of mosquitos, shared one person’s experience with neurodiversity, and the need for more stained glass windows at MCC!

On Tuesday the Learning Commons was transformed into an indoor market with students signing up to sell their artisanal crafts at over thirty stalls. After a successful (and very enthusiastic) lunchtime, stallholders debriefed in a reflective circle with Milo and biscuits to share what they learned and the challenges they faced.

We welcomed Alison Evans, ex-student and honorary guest speaker, on Wednesday for one lucky class, members of Book Club and Write Club. Alison spoke about their experience as an author and ran students through various activities to inspire their writing journey.

The Drone Hoop Challenge had the space abuzz on Thursday, to see which team could do the most laps in two minutes. The competition was fierce and exciting and proved a new challenge for some of our more experienced pilots! Middle School STEM Captains did a wonderful job at judging the winner.

Finally, Friday saw students compete with each other and teachers in the Lego Build Challenge to imagine the Home of the Future. Senior School STEM Captains took their time in assessing each home to decide a winner based on some very specific criteria.

As well as our daily events, we had community colouring, word searches, a daily quiz and a shredded book competition for students to engage with.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged students to bravely participate each day and those who have taken part in Knowledge Week for another successful year.

Rebecca Nettleton - Teacher-Librarian
Kaitlyn Woods - Library Technician