Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Pewter Casting

Every Wednesday my class, Room 12 takes a bus to Tamaki College. We are divided into 3 different groups A, B and C. I'm in group B.

Have you ever handled metal? I have! My group is doing pewter casting. We've been conspiring ideas for pendants for family members and friends as a gift.

Here are possible pendant concepts I had thought of. Each silhouette represents something that my recipients (people who maybe receiving a gift) like. I have thought of my father, papa and mother. They are all so dear to me. 

This week at least 4 people in my group were able to get started. I decided for my final design, to go with the fish for my papa. The metal we are using is called "pewter". It's a melt-able metal that is somewhat easy to bend.

So far I've been able to make my mould and get a rough looking pendant. Next week I'll be moving onto smoothing and polishing my pendant.

Becoming A Prefect

At the end of last year, 2017 I was chosen by five prefects to become one! It was very nerve wracking. Three others from year seven and six were chosen. Receiving a badge knowing that others notice how responsible I am makes me feel more proud of myself.

Now, here we are in 2018. Everything has changed. I have new responsibilities and expectations to fulfil. So far I am having lots of fun. Everything has been so exciting and interesting to me. It is now easier to understand how responsible and efficient a teacher and principle has to be.