Winter exhibition 2023-revolutions

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Today, we will be talking about my SECOND EVER winter exhibition… This time, instead of being on the topic of a movie, we are on the topic of real life events, but in metaphors!!

You see, for this exhibition, we had to prepare a Rube Goldberg machine to present. Don’t know what that is? I’ll tell you! A Rube Goldberg machine is basically a complicated machine that is made to do a simple task, usually with basic household items (pans, straws, spoons). Say, you are wanting to turn on/off a light. You can easily make a Rube Goldberg machine to do that for you!

Now that you know what a Rube Goldberg machine is, I can explain to you what group we were.

A long time ago, in 1911, the Xinhai revolution started. It didn’t last for long, but it was historical enough for us to make an entire machine about it! And, wow, it was complicated. When we first started this project, I didn’t even know where to start. So, I didn’t! For an entire week! But luckily, I was able to figure it out at some point. Due to an unfortunate lack of easy-to-understand information on the revolution, I had to do a lot of research. But it was worth it in the end.

The exhibition lasted 5:30-around 8. We had to stand for the entire time, which was rather painful. But, luckily, I didn’t die! Which is super cool and awesomesauce. I, by far, ate the most of our own chocolates. But, that’s okay. Chocolates are meant to be enjoyed anyway.


Now, enough with the exhibition talk, let’s talk about the real reason why I made this post in the first place. To reflect on what I learnt. So, Hazel, what did you learn? Well, I learned a lot about revolutions… but I also learned how to better work as a team. Though my group was not perfect, I’m sure they also learned how to work better as a team altogether. Even though they completely forgot about my part in out documentary… oh, did I tell you we made a documentary? Yeah, it was pretty great, but I was only in it once so… all I’m saying is that it would have been better if I was in it more!

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