Today we had the first class with Lauriston Year 4 schoolchildren!
From not knowing what the word curator meant, the children went on to select and organise their objects, and construct a narrative that stuck them together. What a curating exercise!
From a same set of around 50 objects, the groups of pupils explored a variety of meanings that could bring their objects together: a biographical account of a girl from a different time, a historical investigation of Old Constantinople, an evolution of technology and much more!
The kids explore their objects
The pupils register their objects
What if the object can register the world?
One-to-one assistance provided during the activity by Paula, Alexandre and Jim
One of the artifacts chosen for the children’s exhibition
Objects were shared by several groups, here kids bring them back to the common table
The kids turn their attention to the first presentation
Most kids used the iPad to present their show
Some kids relied on more conventional presenting techniques
Exhibitions ranged from a technological thematic…
… to a historical narrative
The show curated by one of the groups