This term, in Big Ideas, the year 8 students must answer the question, ‘Are the odds ever in your favour?’ We have based this project around the theme of the Hunger Games. In week one, we watched a clip from the Hunger Games, with students then being sorted into districts.
We have ten districts, each with different characteristics, ranging from farmers to scientists, from miners to teachers. Each district was given a different amount of money to begin with, and they have to use this money and the supplies they are given to complete each weekly challenge. Sometimes, this involves buying extra resources or trading with other districts.
So far, students have completed an egg saver challenge, and a building challenge using spaghetti and marshmallows. Winning districts win monetary rewards, while districts who perform badly lose a tribute. Each achievement is recorded on a giant scoreboard in Subiaco.
We are looking forward to hearing how the different districts aim to solve a refugee challenge and complete a themed fashion show.