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A Type A students progressed smoothly and independently from the beginning of the activity. They understood the lessons well and were able to apply the concept. Through trial and error and teacher consultations, they fine-tuned their own ideas and produced artworks that demonstrated excellent understanding of the subject matter, materials and approach. B Type B students started work with a lot of ambitious ideas and enthusiasm, but struggled to carry through the execution. At one point, they were distracted by their classmates and created a volcanic sculpture but without a clear purpose. Even though they had to reconstruct their volcano eventually, they were able to persist to the end with some guidance. Working process for Type A students: In Weeks 1 & 2, students discussed and researched on the topic of “water pollution”. They learnt that marine animals mistook plastic waste as their food source. Working process for Type B students: Initial phase: Besides the volcano on the left, students also constructed a sea of animals that appeared to be killed by natural disasters. By Week 6, they realised that the volcano did not fit the brief and had to remove it. From Weeks 3 to 6, using different types of materials, they created a bloated fish and stuffed it with plastic. When the students realized that their artwork was not up to their expectations, they initiated further explorations. Students completed a bigger sculpture using 6 types of materials and the work was firmly glued on a plate in Week 10. The title, “Do you want to eat this fish?” challenged the audience to think deeper. This was the kind of fish we would consume if humans continued to pollute the sea. 26 In Week 7, students discovered that metal wires could be used to suspend their bird structures. Titled “Save The Animals”, they developed their ideas from the concept of a polluted ocean, showing how it affects wildlife. 27