by Ausra P '18

BSGE’s New Origami Club

746px-Origami-craneBSGE has a new Origami Club this year where students from various grades come each Wednesday during 8th period to the Yoga Room to fold papers into interesting figures with Ms. Jackson, the advisor for the club. Anyone can go to the Origami Club even if they have few skills in origami or have no clue of how to do anything with paper.
The club is not structured like a class. Interested students show up and can work by themselves or learn from each other. Students are also allowed to use their phones to research how to create figures.
7th grader Annie Cheng, who is an origami enthusiast, sometimes teaches other students what she knows. Origami Club member, Stephanie Mach ’18, says, “Origami is fun. Annie makes it interesting.” Ms. Jackson is not an origami expert but she is learning from students who attend the club.
The Origami Club is not a club of experienced people who want to hone their skills but a club of students who want to spend their time enjoying folding paper as well learning new things and techniques from others. Students are free to use a wide variety of paper to create what they want.
In the near future, Ms. Jackson wants the paper figures created by the Origami Club to be sold in school during the end of this school year or the beginning of next school year. Ms. Jackson most likely wants to have the Origami Club to keep meeting next year.


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