VIBE Festival

Recently our school ran a special event for students in Years 5 – 7 from our school and our region. It was called VIBE and covered exposure to a range of programs and facilities that we offer. This wonderful clip, created by a Year 9 student shows the parameters of the event.

The Library’s contribution to the Vibe festival was an activity called “Treasure Hunt”, a showcase of a wide range of resources to which we provide access. Lots of gold was used in setting it up – and many golden moments are reflected in the images taken on the day. You will recognize where the images shown in the film clip are from the library as you scroll down the page.

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The Human Body jigsaw -treasure hunters need to look after their health! Knowing how the body works is very valuable.

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The boys are trying to work out how to play Pong – set up using Makey Makey and play dough. You can see the Rasberry Pi on the back of the screen – a $50 dollar mini computer controlling the game on the screen.
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Cross school collaboration mastering the amazing Sphero ball and controlling it through a 7″ tablet. The aim was to send the ball through the tube – trickier than it sounds.
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Replicating gold field art on the collaborative cube.
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Creating small Learning Stones to remind us of the indigenous people who have come before us.
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Books about Aboriginal Art and information about the Learning Stones initiative were placed close to the activity.
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A different type of “book” – a cardboard sculpture activity. Concentration and collaboration!
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As many students as were interested could join in all the activities we offered. Good lessons in social interaction as well as learning a range of new skills.
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Makey Makey Pong – play dough served as the conduit.
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These boys chose to play a complete game of chess – and their audience quietly observed their tactics!
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More art work.
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Serious Sphero controllers at work.
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This was a round plastic jigsaw puzzle that took some serious thinking to complete.
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Magnetic poetry proved a hit!
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Mastering the 3Doodler pen to make fine plastic sculpture – harder than it sounds.
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Where there’s gold there’s piracy!
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And piracy can result in massive sea battles. A new take on an old game requiring memory and tactics – Battleships.
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Not sure how the Sphero became airborne!
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Finishing up by entering a competition for a book voucher.
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Concentration!
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Pong!
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Male pirate artists.
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Plotting Battleship tactics.
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More Learning Stone creators.
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All activities were provided with something to do and relevant supporting information for the curious.
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3Doodlers work with different coloured filament.
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Learning which indigenous tribes lived where through an interactive map on the interactive whiteboard.
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Hmm – and my next move will be….
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Silent contemplation – does this piece go here?
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More Learning Stones.
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The very hard 3D Taj Mahal puzzle.
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Lots of activity here.
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Cross-age discussion – a powerful component of how our library works!
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3Doodling – intriguing!
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Pirate artist with newly complete work.
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More Pong playing.
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A new pair of chess players – girls’ turn!
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Jigsaws appeal to all age groups.

 

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Battleships in progress.
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Pong in progress.
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A finished 3D Doodle! It’s hard to get such height in a construction.
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A smaller finished doodle – and filament ready to create more!
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Entering the competition and giving feedback to the library staff before departure.
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All being checked and finalised. Thanks to the Year 10 assistants!

We had a wonderful morning, and many students came back at recess and lunchtime to continue some of the tasks. Thanks are due to Krystal and Josh for helping to set up; Grace, Clare and Brooke; Mr Steer, Mr Clode and Mrs Smith.

VIBE sums us up – VITAL BOOKS INFORMATION and EQUIPMENT – at our school library!

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9 thoughts on “VIBE Festival

  1. What a fantastic idea Margaret! Huge amount of planning and preparation but so worth whiled. I can see you being asked to run such a morning in other schools in conjunction with their library staff too. Maybe “they” should bring back Library Advisors (who used to do this sort of thing) or hire you out to other schools!

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  2. Hi Margaret,

    I love the creative way you interpreted VIBE in your library! A fabulous way to promote all that your library has to offer.

    It is fantastic to see your students engaged, collaborating and having fun with so many different “golden” activities and resources….

    Kim 🙂

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