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Artefacts on show

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December 15, 2017

Year 8 students have hosted the opening of a Renaissance exhibition at a pop-up museum in Benalla P-12 College.

Year 8 students have hosted the opening of a Renaissance exhibition at a pop-up museum in Benalla P-12 College.

The museum was open to all students and staff.

Humanities teacher Tegan Vogel said the exhibition was a great success.

‘‘Students worked on creating an artefact from Renaissance Italy, which was their final topic for history this year,’’ Ms Vogel said.

‘‘Students could choose to recreate a piece of art, an invention or a sculpture from this era in history.

‘‘An activity such as this provides the students with a different way to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.

‘‘Students have had great fun completing their artefacts and we had a huge range.

‘‘We had many paintings recreated, some sculptures and several inventions, including the telescope, printing press, the harp and Da Vinci’s catapult.’’

As part of the Humanities Curriculum students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the developments that occurred within the Renaissance by selecting an example of an artefact.

Students had to research who created the work, when and how they created it and the significance of the artefact in terms of how it contributed to the developments of the Renaissance period.

Principal Barbara O’Brien congratulated staff and students for the ‘‘wonderful display.’’

‘‘Staff were invited to morning tea at the museum to view the students’ work,’’ Ms O’Brien said.

‘‘The museum was a valuable exercise and work produced by students was of such a high standard that it was decided to display the museum artefacts again at the years 5 to 9 presentation evening last week for families to view.’’

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