Torah Academy Primary School of Johannesburg South Africa took the day of Gimmel Tammuz to a different level.
The students were involved in a magnificent and brilliant exhibition of the Twelve pesukim.
This was a show of a combination of diverse creativity, highest level of thinking, interpreted in a most elaborate way, with attention to detail. The teachers had engaged with their students in dialogue and discovery of the 12 pessukim.
The Rebbe during his leadership encouraged children to memorize these pessukim, in order to spread the light of Torah wherever they would find themselves.
But this week’s exhibition entitled the 12 pessukim was on a whole different dimension… Each class use graphic language to make their learning of their chosen possuk visible. Some of the classes used documentation to expand their knowledge of the possuk, featuring word bubbles, and photos. Careful attention was given to details and the level of handiwork and tasteful artistic techniques was extremely intricate. This result showed that the students had applied so many different aspects of relating to the possuk at hand – thinking, feeling, learning and experiencing. learning and experiencing.
Seeking relationships, comparing and contrasting, and pursuing similarities and differences, were strategies employed by each class, bringing the pessukim to life, and culminating in and invitation to proud parents, grandparents and community members to view each masterpiece offered the perfect opportunity for each student to feel a sense of pride and ownership of their industrious labor of love, that will make an indelible imprint on each of them, taking them to a new level of knowing.
it was a feast for the eyes and food for thought, and quite a task to digest.
Attention to detail was the thread woven into each project, which portrayed the student’s concept of each possuk, conveyed through 3-d art using diverse materials from paper clips and plastic bottles to stuffed stockings, styrofoam and colored salt.
The students were also treated to a hot lunch with a video presentation about the Rebbe and were inspired by Rabbi Boruch Kaplan of Mayanot, Jerusalem.