VRG religion students visited the Ulrika Eleonora Church in October.
Students expressed that they found the visit to be beneficial. Many commented that it is nice to be able to ask questions to people who are actually practicing what we are studying about in the classroom.
That is what makes this study visit important. Students can see that behind each religion, there are individuals with just as many dreams and questions as the students themselves have. And, we cannot simply accept the image of religion as it is projected in media as true. We have to find out for ourselves.
Gabriella Acuña Lopez,
Religion and History teacher, VRG
Besöket var väldigt givande, flera av eleverna kommentera de att det var skönt att få ställa sina frågor till en person som verkligen praktiserar det som vi går igenom i klassrummet. Och det är just det som gör dessa besök så viktiga. Att de får se att bakom varje religion så finns det en individ med precis lika många drömmar och frågor som eleverna har och att man inte kan låta bilden som projiceras i media vara talande för alla världens troende.
Big Wheel Theatre visits VRG every year. Their interactive theatre workshop is one way we encourage students to “think outside the box”.
During this language and literature workshop students experience a “real” Shakespearian story. The actors from Big Wheel connected with our students by using contemporary pop-culture references and parody. Interaction is a key element in the workshops and our students were actively involved right from the moment they were greeted by the performers (in the hallway at HB).
Fun Friday …
The purpose of this photo project was to quickly bring students into issues related to source criticism and historical awareness in a creative and fun way.
Each group chose a historical painting, a poster or a photo and read about the people and events that it reflected . They studied the picture and what lurked behind the selected image. Then, it was time to make their own version of the original work. In this part of the task, they should show what was the “hidden truth” in the original work.
The students then presented their pictures along with the idea behind their work. To complete the task , students were given a total of 70min , showing that creative elements need not be time-consuming.
Bildprojekt – källor och dolda sanningar.
Syftet med bildprojektet var att snabbt sätta in eleverna i frågor som rör källkritik och historiemedvetenhet på ett kreativt och roligt sätt.
I grupp fick de välja en historisk tavla, en affisch eller ett fotografi och läsa på om personerna och händelserna som avspeglas. När de skapat sig en bild av vad som dolde sig bakom den valda bilden så var det dags att göra en egen version av originalverket men denna gång skulle det som inte syntes i originalet visualiseras.
Eleverna presenterade sedan sina bilder tillsammans med informationen de fått fram inför de andra eleverna. För att slutföra uppgiften fick eleverna totalt 70min på sig vilket visar att kreativa inslag inte behöver vara tidskrävande.
VRG DJH was happy to welcome Chad Liddle,Director of Darlington Soccer Academy, to share tips with our students who are interested in playing sports at the collegiate level in the US.
Here is the presentation he shared:
He also shared an example of a student sport profile. This is a “resume” showing colleges what the athlete has accomplished during high school:
If you would like to contact Mr. Liddle for further information:
Chad A. Liddle
Director, Darlington School Soccer Academy
1014 Cave Spring Road
Rome, Ga. 30161
Read these inspiring imagist poems from Eng 7.
They whipped outside for a short time and were busy with these for less than an hour.
Maple Leaf, Upon the grey
Gravel, Green as the grass in summer
Yet so experienced, No longer of
Purpose, Maple Leaf, So bright
The only heat I feel comes from the sun
They say take no shit
But I am the exception
The unwanted is all I get
Autumn leaf on the gravel
A bright yellow leaf lying on the gravel
its purpose has been served
no longer is it needed
summer is over and here it lies
like an autumn leaf on the gravel
The key hole
Not like any other hole in a wall
The key hole has so much power
Who comes in? Who stays out?
Lets us sleep without all doubts
The light switch
The light switch, oh so powerful!
It possesses the divine power, of alternating between darkness and light.
One touch, darkness.
One touch, light.
Nobody knows when the light is going to switch.
No I’m not colorblind, I know the world is black and white.
There is no gray zone you’re either within or without
Either the world is your oyster -Openings
Or you bury your past – Closure.
A magnanimous poem
Light reflected on its surface Separating our presence
From what is foreign Stained by human imprints
Used by many Left absent recognition
un-noticed A gatekeeper
No hero Not deserved
Yet needed A silent guardian
A watchful protector A door knob
stretching towards the sky
Green leaves turned red
by the icy autumn wind
Sunlight sipping through
I Hate you
The wounds you cause children you hurt
wheelchairs you keep back
hurt without moving
make noise without talking
cause friction without pulling
Innocent, but oh such dark soul
On temperature it all depends – green turns red
and perish to the ground –
life depends on warmth and comfort
beneath just lies – a lifeless shell
The fallen tree
The storm had come and the tree stood tall,
until it adopted a horizontal position
There it lied … the fallen tree, admitting defeat to the blistering win
Old grey worn out, wood …
No longer used. The yard desolated ever since the rain came
Water cold as ice. Wind making me shiver
The bench stays abandoned as I go inside.
What will we become?
What will we achieve?
Whom will we love and in what will we believe?
Past becomes history
Future has limits
Nothing is infinite
Time warps reality
We’re the creators of our enemy, Oops
so much in life
unnecessary some would say
so much in life
we pick up and place down
so much in life
we need to lose to gain
so much in life
we need when we actually have all.
The Opportunity of Education
Youth is exploring, opening doors to expand your horizons,
first you need to leave the shores John Keats famously wrote
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty”
Shame to squander this wonderful opportunity …