Saturday, 14 March 2015

Purple Cake Day

In Food Technology and Materials Technology, Room 10 have been working towards preparations for 'Purple Cake Day'. This is a day where we were fundraising to raise money for children's education across the world. At Berkley we focused on a three-pronged approach: Making cakes to sell, a school-wide mufti day and a wearable arts show, where each costume had to reflect the makers, as well as including something purple.

It's not just about cakes – it's about kids helping kids all over the world. “We learn about kids in other countries, and raise money to help them get an education,” says Skylar – Purple Cake Day student ambassador.


 




On Thursday, Berkley raised around $1300. This was a fabulous result for all of the students' hard work.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mrs Hogg,
    I have noticed that this week topic for the SBC is working out what photos, videos and music are okay to use due to copyright. I was wondering if you could do a lesson in class to show us about this as the SBC makes me fell like I'm missing some information on it. I have also left a comment on the blog they suggested we view asking if what I am doing is okay. As you can see I am trying to take action on this, but I think I need a bit of help understanding.
    Thanks,
    Brooke

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    1. Hi Brooke, I've been waiting for this week's activities to come up, so thanks for drawing my attention to this. It is a little confusing the way they've written it. Basically, what they're saying is that legally we can only use images, videos and songs that we have permission to use, as anything else is covered by copyright. Fortunately, through 'Creative Commons', we can do this. We must also attribute the artists who created this work. I've set most of Block 1 tomorrow aside for us to look into this.

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    2. Thanks Mrs Hogg. Sounds great. It did confuse me, I just thought I had missed something so it is good to know that.
      Thanks,
      Brooke

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  2. Greetings from Ontario, Canada,

    My grade 8 class and I would love to be blogging partners with you.

    We are currently on spring break but will be back in class next Monday. We have just switched blogging platforms to Blogger so the URLs are not correct for the student blogs (although they may still work). We switched because Postach.io decided to start charging us after two weeks and it wasn't a very good platform for our purposes.

    I am looking forward to reading your blogs and learning about New Zealand and the IB program.

    Ms. Little

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