The students got the ball rolling in the Soccer Weekend Workshop by playing in scrimmages, shooting skills, dribbling drills, and defensive slides during the morning activity. We would say that they got a real kick out of it!
The Street Luge Workshop teaches students some basic physics and techniques involved in the Olympic sport before heading out to one of Wheaton Campus' larger hills to put their knowledge to the test. Students in the Knitting Weekend Workshop learned some basic stitches and began knitting scarves and experimenting with various colors of yarn.
Students in the "Singer-Songwriter For a Day" group learned how to structure, compose, and write their own original songs. Students wrote lyrics and chord progressions for their songs before recording their final versions.
Students in the Fantasy Game Designer For-a-Day broke into small groups to create their own role-playing board games. Students developed characters, conflicts, and story arcs while designing a map of a fictional world for players to navigate.
Students in the "Triathlete For a Day" group learned about the importance of nutrition and exercise before practicing their biking, running, and swimming stamina. By the end of the day, students were prepared to begin their first triathlons, beginning with swimming, then biking, and finally running laps around Wheaton's quad to see who could get the fastest time.
Students in the "Fashion Designer For a Day" group created inspiration collages using old fashion magazines before designing and assembling their own original pieces using textiles and modified clothing.
Students in the "Playwright For a Day" group created their own plays while learning about script formatting, story arc, and character development. Working in groups or independently, students created original play scripts and performed casted readings for the class at the end of the day.
Students in the Medieval Battle Engineer For a Day program learned the science and history behind some iconic medieval battle contraptions. Students created miniature models of battering rams, catapults, and armor before heading outside to experiment with larger, more functional models.
In the Fantasy Game Designer For a Day exploration group, students became the creators of their own fantastical worlds. Using little more than their imagination and some loose geographical guidelines, groups of students created their own game maps, characters, and role-playing narratives.
Students in the Fashion Designer For a Day weekend program created their own clothes and accessories and learned about some iconic fashion history. In the morning, students created collages using fashion magazines for inspiration and to get the creative juices flowing. In the afternoon, students began designing their ideas and bringing them to life.