Classroom Without Walls was once again a huge success in the whole of Middle School last week. With a strong focus on collaboration, all of our wonderful students were encouraged to participate in a whole range of activities which fostered a strong sense of community and teambuilding.
During the second day of activities, I was lucky enough to witness our grade 5 students working together with each other, as well as our guests from Papaya Academy, to complete the so-called Marshmallow Challenge.
Working collaboratively in groups of four, each team of students was provided with 20 sticks of spaghetti, one meter of sticky tape, one meter of string and a marshmallow. Their task was to them build a free-standing structure from these materials in just 18 minutes, with the winners being the team whose marshmallow was at the highest point above the surface of the table top.
Our students demonstrated great initiative, with many teams showing themselves able to build stable spaghetti towers. On the tallest structure, the marshmallow was an incredible 31 centimetres above the table top, which represents a new school record.
Congratulations to all of our students and Papaya guests for the collaborative spirit which they showed throughout the day.