On day one of the school year, two seventh grade students arrived for art with a clear vision of what they wanted to do – provided that they were allowed to work together.
Together, over the summer, they planned to make a soccer stadium, since both are huge soccer fans and World Cup enthusiasts.
Before long, as these things go, the duo expanded to include as many as five other artists, bringing various opinions, ideas and expertise to the project.
Collaboration is among the skills delineated by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills for today's learners:
"Students will work together effectively to share and accept responsibility, compromise respectfully to reconcile diverse ideas, and accomplish a common goal."
The finished soccer stadium, complete with outer village, is on display in the Trish Field Library. Check it out!