If anyone were to walk past a Spanish speaking assessment they would expect to see a hushed class of students muttering into their recording devices nervously.
They would never expect to see students walking along tables in crazy outfits being described in Spanish by their peers.
This creative and new assessment helped us put into practice our new vocabulary that we had learnt over the course of the term and allowed us to be evaluated in a casual and real world environment.
It is easy enough to speak Spanish from a pre-written script but in this particular assessment we had no cue cards and had to make up what we were saying on the spot.
Even if we had tried to prepare something it all disappeared from our memories as soon as we stepped up in front of the class.
This gave us a realistic representation of what speaking Spanish in a Spanish speaking country would be like and allowed us to be evaluated on how well we could actually do this valuable skill.
Some of the best costumes were a scarily realistic woman by Marcus Spencer, a bushmen/hunter by James Wilson, a searingly bright Elvis Presley by Alex Grant and a stylish Adidas model by Aryan Talathi.
All in all, it was an enjoyable period with many laughs and definitely one of the most fun assessments I have ever done.
Alex Grant (Year 10, Peart)