THE Learning Centre on Suva's Matanitobua St saw a role reversal this week as students stood at the front of the classroom and taught their teachers.
Despite it being their holiday break, more than half of Vili Ratulevu's class made it to school to take part in the workshop, which gave them the chance to pass on their artistic skill to a group of teachers from across Suva.
Mr Ratulevu, a teacher at the school, explained how the event came about, noting that after the Hibiscus Festival, teachers who had seen the wonderful artwork on display in his classroom had commented on it, keen to learn themselves.
"We arranged through the head that they come here to the LC. We have different groups of children and each group is in charge of a different kind of artwork, such as scoubidous and origami," he said.
The Learning Centre art co-ordinator Sulueti Kunalagi said, "we had grade seven and eight children do a mini art exhibition in assembly and it was decided they would be used for the demonstration for the teachers".
The artistic talents of the students in Mr Ratulevu's class were evident from the confidence they displayed in explaining how to create the items they had made and they were excited that they had been given the opportunity to lead the sessions.