Parents and arts fans check out displays at the sixth annual HSS Arts Fair. Ringo Starr showed up courtesy of student Miranda Woods.

Parents and arts fans check out displays at the sixth annual HSS Arts Fair. Ringo Starr showed up courtesy of student Miranda Woods.

Stars shine at HSS Arts Fair

Ringo Starr and a real throwback, Napoleon Bonaparte, both dropped in at Houston Secondary’s sixth annual Arts Fair on April 12.

Ringo Starr and a real throwback, Napoleon Bonaparte, both dropped in at Houston Secondary’s sixth annual Arts Fair on Thursday.

The several life-sized Napoleon cut-outs hanging in the HSS foyer windows were drawn by a Grade 9 Social Studies class, said teacher-librarian Jocelyn Rourke.

That’s a sign of how teachers are tapping into students’ visual learning these days, she said. Even the math class had a display to show off different angles on the Pythagorean theorum.

After watching a short play on one woman’s nightmare adventure in voicemail, visitors to the fair heard the HSS band blast through its first public performance.

Now that it’s over, Rourke said Houston Secondary teachers have some tough homework to do. In an annual tradition, they will vote on one stand-out piece to hang in their staff room.

Houston Secondary students perform in Lifeline on April 12.