iServi News | 5 November 2021 | Term 4, Week 4
Year 8 iCurious GATE students worked on ‘passion projects’ during Term 3, exploring topics of their own choosing and producing a research essay as the result. The students’ topics ranged from America’s influence on the Afghan people at the time of the Taliban, to the historical development of capital punishment, through to the effects of sound and touch on plant growth. While all students should be proud of their efforts, I would particularly like to note the effort of Sofia Trimboli (SC5), who produced an essay titled ‘Adapting the Principles of Surrealist Art into Contemporary Issues’. In addition to researching the history, principles and characteristics of surrealist art, and famous Surrealists, Sofia also produced her own piece of surrealist art, titled ‘Addicted’. This piece of art represents the contemporary issue of alcohol and drug abuse, with each component of the painting carefully chosen to represent various aspects of this very real and prevalent challenge in our society. Well done, Sofia, on your outstanding effort!
Ms Krystal Skelin
Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise