CAS Project – Hanging an Origami Display

Hanging an origami display for a school can be a fun and educational project that allows students to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills. In the origami CCA, an afterschool club where students learn to fold origami and turn simple pieces of paper into beautiful objects, we realized we could seriously embellish the walls of our school through large origami displays. For this project to work, it was going to take more than just folding paper and hanging it anywhere. The journey from start to finish took over 4 months, these are the steps to Hanging an Origami Display.

The first step in the process was investigation. This involved researching different origami designs, patterns, and techniques. We did this using books and websites and we decided our displays would be based around the theme of nature. This step was important as it allows students to discover a wide range of options to choose from, which enabled them to create more complex and intricate pieces that they enjoy. We also had to determine a suitable location to hang the origami, which was easily found thanks to the starkness of the MISP walls.

The next step was preparation. This involved planning and organizing the display, as well as assigning specific roles to students to allow for an effective flow of ideas. Having every member specify in one aspect of the project and then coming together after individual research created a great team dynamic where no time was wasted. We decided to have 4 leaders, a communications leader to talk to teachers and staff, an origami leader to find suitable origami designs, a creative leader to decorate the origami, and finally a general leader to bring everything together.

Action was the next step. We began by making a test origami to ensure that our plan would work and after a successful attempt we were able to move on to creating 3 large origami by combining sheets of paper. After having folded the origami, it would be decorated using markers and paint to make it move visually appealing and bring life into the display. This was an important step, as it allows students to apply what they had learned and to use their creativity to create unique and original pieces.

Throughout the entire process, reflecting on our method and progress was necessary to finish in time but also create a beautiful display. Some examples of situations where reflection was necessary for us to progress was deciding where to hang the piece, the original location we had chosen turned out to be too high and inaccessible, although this space would have been great, we analyzed was made this location perfect and found another location with similar characteristics. This step allowed students to think about the consequences of their actions as well as how to deal with obstacles.

Finally, demonstration is necessary. Others can now enjoy the fruits of our labor through a more visually appealing hall and learn about the process through this article allowing them to gain knowledge, so they do not make the same mistakes as us.

In conclusion, hanging an origami display for a school was a fun and pedagogic project that allowed students to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills, and leaders to learn to communicate upskill teammates. This project was a great way for students to learn about different cultures, art forms and practice their fine motor skills while also learning the process of creating a display.