This Lent, Wayside held its third annual “Easter Build & Model Challenge.” Students were challenged to create art pieces that represented some aspect of the Easter story.
They could use any medium of their liking (wood, clay, fabric, Play-Doh, LEGO, etc.). The only restriction is that their model could not be larger than 24″ X 24″.
As Lent progressed, more and more models showed up and were displayed on tables outside the gymnasium. So many students participated, that it was tough to find enough room to put them all!
The models were judged by a panel of judges that included several priests of our diocese. They judged the students’ creations based upon aesthetic qualities, complexity, creativity and biblical accuracy.
Congratulations to the students who were the 1st and 2nd place winners, and honourable mentions! The winners received a variety of prizes picked out by our administrator Joy Meehan.
All of the entries were fantastic! The judges had a fun time judging, loved all of them, had comments and questions about so many of them and were very impressed!
The Easter Build & Model Challenge is just one of many ways that Wayside challenges our students not only to grow in their faith, but also to develop and exercise their talents for the greater glory of God.
The first place winners were:
K-2: Israel – The Garden of Gethsemane
3-4: Grace – The Crucifixion
5-6: Andrew – 3 scenes: Jesus condemned, denied 3 times, Judas hanged; and Ben – Palm Sunday
7-8: Shalomon – sculpture of Jesus
High School: Rachel – The Crucifixion
Staff: Mrs. Meehan – The Crowning of Thorns