In December 2018, we asked Adam Shimberg (Class of 2019) to make us a video compilation of what the final semester of senior year is like at Tampa Prep. Adam was an Arts Concentration student at Tampa Prep and is moving on to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) this fall to study film. Please enjoy Adam's peek into the final days of senior year...
When I graduated from Tampa Prep way back when this year’s illustrious class was matriculating from Kindergarten, I was the last graduate by virtue of my last name. Mr. Shepley dismissed us out into the parking lot before I had even taken my seat from receiving my diploma and I led the way out into the blinding June daylight. For a moment before my ebullient classmates followed me I was completely alone.
Summer is just days away, and we know both kids and adults are ready for a much-deserved break. It’s important to run, play, vacation and relax this summer. Experts agree that kids who come back to school relaxed and rested are often the most ready to learn. Researcher Peter Gray specifically discusses the importance of unstructured play for children of this generation in his TedED talk, The Decline of Play.