Saturday was the DI regionals, but our journey is far from over. But let’s start from the beginning.
Six different challenges. Regionals, Provincials, Worlds. Creativity, teamwork, problem solving. This pretty much sums up DI, but to get here, well, that’s another story.
I was part of the fine arts challenge, Vanished. Our criteria was to tell a story about how the disappearance of a single colour changed the world. We had to have a vanishing act, a colourful character, and two team choice elements. Seems simple, right? Not at all.
First, there was deciding on the story. We had most of a story down, save the script, and then we changed the entire thing. Before it was about a grandma, who wrote this book about gems, and a little girl finds the gems and takes one. Our actual story ended up being about these rainbow gods who each had jobs, and when a gem is taken, well, check out the video at the end.
We definitely had some struggles, especially in the beginning. We were told to fill out all these planning sheets, and expected to have everything so organized. In the week before DI, there was so much stuff in the room, it looked like a pigsty. And every maker class, we had to do a different instant challenge.
An instant challenge is part of your score for DI. It is a spontaneous challenge, where you have an set time to meet different requirements. Then you get scored.
The things I learned in DI were time management, group work skills, goal setting, spontaneousness, quick thinking, and many more. I thoroughly enjoyed this project, and am appalled to think some of my fellow classmates aren’t more excited THAT WE’RE GOING TO PROVINCIALS AND WE CAME IN THIRD!!!