Students at Quirindi High School have celebrated jersey day for organ donation awareness and been getting creative during English class this week.
The high school's SRC coordinated a jersey day for awareness of organ donation.
Students and staff were encouraged to wear their favourite jersey to support the cause.
The campaign is about raising awareness for a very important cause, encouraging others to think of the importance of organ donation and the gift of life it provides to those with serious medical conditions.
One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of many people. Australia is a world leader for successful transplants, and there are some 1,700 Australians currently waitlisted for a transplant.
It was not a fundraiser, but a sharing of knowledge to highlight a lifesaving cause.
Mrs Craswells' class
Mrs Craswells' class has been working towards developing their learning dispositions of 'academic bravery' and 'resilience'.
"In English, they have been looking at visual texts and techniques, and how these enhance our literacy and text experiences," Mrs Craswell said.
Specifically, the class has been looking at the biography of Mary Shelley, author of The Modern Prometheus (a novel better known as Frankenstein).
"Throughout the unit, each visual technique taught was reinforced by symbolic body parts e.g the rib cage represented text while the skull represented salience. At the end of the unit they then put all the body parts together to create their own visual representation of what they had learnt," the teacher said.
Everything from the colours, to the eye shapes and limbs (or lack thereof) are representative of an aspect of visual techniques used in English.
"Students also compared and contrasted the production value in the 2017 Mary Shelley film and the 1931 (black and white) Frankenstein film starring Boris Karloff. (Which they are happy to report is not scary in the slightest)."
By the end of the unit, students were able to explain the importance of visual techniques and how they are used to engage those who read and view different types of texts.
"While the life of Mary Shelley was filled with tragedy, she modelled both resiliency and bravery as she fought to have her book published under her own name, and if nothing else, was a lived example that obstacles could be overcome when these learning dispositions are used throughout someone's whole life," Mrs Craswell said.