In English,Year 9 are working on how to describe, specifically by using sensory language. The visit to Market Market served as a first hand experience focusing on the sights and sounds of a real market. Students also took their own photos of the different stalls and produce in order to make their writing unique to them and stimulate their imaginations. This will all culminate in an assessment, which will test each student's ability to describe a market effectively using a range of different devices, sentence types and structures practised in their lessons.
Year 9's first topic this year in Science has been Inheritance and Selection and the market proved to be an ideal place to witness Selective Breeding in Action.We observed numerous different varieties of bananas, corn, apples, tomatoes and rice that had all been selectively bred from their ancestral plants to exhibit more desirable characteristics. Students had to list the names of each variety, discover their country of origin and describe the features each variety possessed that made them more suitable for their use. One of the most striking examples we found were all the different coloured varieties of chrysanthemums. The trip served as a valuable stimulus for our AFL task A newspaper article on the issues of Selective Breeding.
All in all, a colourful experience that heightened all our senses!