- Create something beautiful using only recycled materials.
- Make a collage – you can use photos, natural materials, glitter, torn paper, beads, anything you like!
- Paint a design on an object or on glass.
- Make a card for someone.
- Paint a landscape.
- Make a sculpture of clay or similar.
- Make 3 pieces of origami.
- Do a mosaic.
- Do some beading.
- Make a chart showing the primary and secondary colours, and the connection between them
- Make an all-over design using some method of printing, such as potato-cut printing, home-made stick print, and use it as a book cover, mat, wall hanging etc.
- Know how leather is prepared from hides and know 4 different types of hides and their uses. Know what other materials are suitable as a substitute for leather.
Drama and film
- Recite a poem to an audience from memory.
- With your patrol, put on a play that involves costumes and props.
- Discover three interesting facts about an actor, actress or director of your choice.
- Perform a mime.
- Put on a puppet show – either by yourself or with a group.
- Attend a play and describe the story, explaining what you liked and disliked.
- Dress up and act or mime, or use puppets, to illustrate a well-known story or an event from history
- Be able to recognise (by sight and sound) at least 6 instruments and instrumental groups that are played in orchestras and bands.
- Choose a well-known composer, find out their life stories, and the type of music they wrote.
- On an instrument of your choice, play one version of “Advance Australia Fair” and a piece you enjoy.
- Draw a staff, clef, sharp, flat, natural note, rest and explain their use.
- Take at least 10 photographs you have taken yourself, neatly arranged in an album. Include at least one photograph of each of the following; a person, group of people, landscape, animal, architecture (building etc).
- Name the main parts of a camera and know how to look after it well.
- Take a series of photos that tell a story and present them in an interesting way.
- Perform a dance of your own choice, already learnt, to contain a variety of steps.
- Make a scrapbook showing as many different kinds of dancing as possible.
- Choose 3 countries. Find out about the type of national dancing, costume worn and sort of music used for accompaniment.
- Take part in a dance class that is a new style for you.
- Know well a complete set of free exercises.
- Know well a complete rod set which includes top grid as well as normal under grip.
- Know well a complete club set
- Participate in a performance using a variety of dance styles
- Know the importance of warming up and cooling down at the beginning and end of a session