Camperdown celebrates the Chinese New Year, visits SEW Eurodrive, and creates art for the annual art show
April 11, 2012 @ 5:20 PM
City People, The Greenville News, February 8, 2012
>Camperdown Academy students recently recognized the Chinese New Year as part of a lesson on cultural awareness. Am Grouper Avery P. and her mom, Jennifer, helped teacher Susan Newton explain traditions, foods, and customs of the Chinese New Year to the student body. To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, students made shakers and paper lanterns.
Front row, left to right: Ellie U, Anna-Elizabeth B, Emma K, Emma F, Avery P
Back row, left to right: Chandler B, Riley C, Tad D, Warren F, Ryan B, Alex S
>SEW Eurodrive recently hosted M and Y Group students for an educational field trip. The students were taught about torque, magnetic fields, and locating objects in 3-dimensions. They watched as iron was painted, cut, and shaped into gears in a robotic assembly line. Then they saw the gears checked for precision. The students were impressed with the array of applications for which gearboxes are used, and were grateful to have the opportunity to tour such an impressive facility.
>Ms. Jimmi-Ann Muse is helping Star through Y Group students create artwork for the annual art show. Star Groupers are creating faux fossils out of canvas board, clay, string and wire. D and E Groupers are doing watercolor and ink drawings of trees, and creating sun catchers by painting on silk. M Groupers are creating a kinetic sculpture incorporating geometric-designed gears and movement. Y Groupers are creating watercolor self-portraits in a psychedelic style while incorporating the Beatle's Yellow Submarine song into their compositions.