Students at School No. 9 took on the roles of interactive museum pieces Tuesday, Feb. 13, in their wax museum presentation that allowed visitors – and the students themselves – to learn about notable figures, from pop singer Selena Gomez to President George Washington.
Each student, dressed as their historic figure, stood motionless at their station in the school cafeteria until a visitor pressed a button. Then the student would go into action as their character, describing that person’s life and significant achievements – before turning back to wax.
Other notables included Michael Jackson, Pablo Picasso, William Shakespeare – as well as two Bruno Marses and two Abraham Lincolns.
The session was presented by students in Mitchell Gorbunoff’s fourth-grade class, and was attended by parents, family members and other guests. Each “wax figure” also had a laptop nearby where visitors could watch a short video documentary that the student created about their character.
The students stood still in the poses for about a half-hour before Gorbunoff gave them the all clear. The relieved – and a little stiff – students transformed back to themselves and treated themselves and their guests to snacks.