DLUX Media Arts is an organisation that enabled Annie McKinnon to make a long awaited return to our school to facilitate a series of workshops with the goal of teaching students to conceptualise, design and create a thinking machine. The public presentation of the students’ creation took place at the Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival on Saturday. The students displayed their working model and explained its function to many people attending the expo. We hope to have Annie back to continue to develop our students design and computer coding skills.
The Coonabarabran High School Feast of Words for 2016 was deemed a great success by all involved. Each year, the festival aims to engage students in literature and provide them with an opportunity to gossip about things of a literary nature. Listening to high-profile, enthusiastic professionals speak about the craft of writing continues to deliver a source of inspiration for students. The Feast of Words also aims to ignite creativity in students and fuel their desire to approach their own imaginative writing with confidence and originality. (See sideshow at end of story.)
Orion has arrived from the printers and is now for sale! You can buy your copy of the Coonabarabran High School Orion Yearbook from the front office for a low price of $10 each. We will also be selling copies at the upcoming International Feast on 20 November and also at the end of year Awards Night. Limited stock – come and get your copy before they all sell out!
Year 9/10 Media Publishing students Maddie Hincks, Lydia Harris and Lockie Hadfield worked closely with and interviewed Colin Mercer and Geoff Gasior from the Coonabarabran Aero Club last week and had an opportunity to operate the Flight Simulator, which was recently purchased for the school via an NAB grant. These students will be taking this video interview and transcribing it into a written interview piece, which will then be published in the Australian Aviation magazine.
Maddie, Lydia, Lockie and I would like to thank Mr Mercer and Mr Gasior from the Aero Club for their time, patience and expertise in putting together this interview and we look forward to the finished piece.
Stay tuned for the interview!