Students at Twin Rivers Elementary School imitated famous works of art in a video.

VIDEO: Castlegar students recreate works of art in video

Students from Twin Rivers Elementary showcased their creativity in a video.

A teacher at Twin Rivers Elementary School has found a way to make learning during COVID-19 fun for students and entertaining for the rest of us.

Fin Page usually teaches music and Grade 7 at the school. But in the days of only being able to connect with students online, he decided to get creative.

Page challenged the students in his grades three through seven music classes to find a famous piece of art and imitate it with what they had at home.

He says his mandate as a music teacher is to make fine arts fun, so when he came across a similar idea on social media, he thought it would be a great way to connect kids with art.

The students really got on board, sending in 160 submissions. Some of those submissions have now been turned into a video.

Page thought the project would encourage family participation and help parents and kids to connect over something enjoyable.

Page hopes the students were inspired by the process of being creative, getting involved, having fun and then putting themselves in front of others to show what they’ve got.

“As a music teacher, we are trying to work on performing — getting yourself in front of the class or a camera to present what you can do,” said Page.

He also hopes the project serves as a message to the public that music and art is important.

“I’d like to remind folks how important it is for music, fine arts and fun in school … how important something like this is to the community and to the kids,” said Page.

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Students at Twin Rivers Elementary School imitated famous works of art in a video.

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