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Rory Taransay
Poland!
Mon Feb 13, 2017 15:04
46.218.37.42 (XFF: 10.139.70.229, 127.0.0.1)

Rory was proud of what his group had come up with. The initial meeting had boded well, everyone having ideas and sorting out who would do what, and the productivity had continued. Looking around at their booth, it was definitely well organised and, hopefully, appealing to the other students.

John and Sutton had prepared a great display on the flora and fauna of Poland, and Sutton’s drawings really made it look more appealing. Rory knew that an attractive presentation made it easier for people to understand information that they were given, and the two students had really combined their talents well. He’d been interested in what they’d come up with, and had given them a few suggestions about particular areas to focus on, such as the Białowieża Forest.

Barnaby’s timeline went well with their display too. Initially, Rory had been concerned about Barnaby taking on the task alone, but the boy obviously knew what he was capable of. The timeline gave information about important wizards and witches, spells and potions, key events in Polish history, and interesting laws. Barnaby had drawn on skills from all across the curriculum to prepare it, and Rory had been happy to help out with the more difficult spells.

The youngest two students in the group had also put a lot of effort into their part of the project. Louis and Emmy-Lou obviously hadn’t been exaggerating when they said they were interested in fashion. Their outfits were both accurate and well-made, and they also had made some embroidered cloth to decorate the booth, as well as extra hats and jackets for other students to try on. Sadly, not all of the group had got into the spirit of dressing up, but Rory had swallowed his pride and allowed them to make him an outfit too. He had, however, requested that his costume wasn’t too bright and eye-catching – unlike Louis and Emilia-Louise, who had delighted in all the patterns and colours traditionally used.

Their booth also had a selection of Polish food, which Emilia-Louise and Louis had made. It was mostly sweet food, such as makowiec (a poppy seed cake), pierniki (gingerbread shapes), and krówki (a type of fudge). The food was neatly arranged in small pieces, ready for the other students to pick up and pop in their mouths. Rory had snuck a few when they were setting up, and had been pleasantly surprised.

Rory was impressed by how much effort every member of his group had been willing to put in, and was confident that their booth wouldn’t be shown up by the others. He’d enjoyed the opportunity to get to know some of the students better, and hoped that they had enjoyed learning about a different country.

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