Soaring Snaps: PIHABF Walkabout Photo Gallery March 16, 2015 Contributor: Neil Lim, Grade 11 student volunteer The students gearing up for the walkabout and competition during the orientation The group arrives at the venue early morning. Breathtaking sunrise welcomes us before the show. Teacher Marco stands amazed watching the uniquely shaped balloons float one by one. The Octopus hot-air balloon from Japan Is that a flying barn? Yes, it is! The group busy doing a drawing activity after the talk on the principles of flight by Prof. Mel Silvestre. It was wonderful being around actual airplanes while learning about them. Alicia Cruz drawing a pilot airplane. Yes, you heard it right! Let’s imagine how an airplane can be a funny caricature! Sophia Tan, Grade 4, was one of the first students who volunteered to ride this vintage airplane. She did a good job piloting this plane with her classmate, following Prof. Silvestre’s instructions. Trivia: The wings of this airplane are made out of hardened fabric because of its light weight. Cool, right? The Grade 3 students giving their full attention to their drawings Prof. Mel Silvestre gave very helpful advise to our students. He was very happy to see their artworks. What are wing tips? Daniel Nolasco, Grade 11, learns more about these aviation innovation. Teacher Nemcy and her students spent wonderful time with Prof. Silvestre. We were privileged to ask our teacher anything at all. Prof. Silvestre used this cute airplane for us to understand the principles of flight better. Paolo Santos, Grade 11 student volunteer, beams with a big smile as he tries maneuvering this fighter airplane. One of his dreams is to fly an airplane. Flying kites with friends felt awesome!!! We made the biggest bubbles that day! Thank you, High School kuyas, for letting us try this fun activity! Your idea was awesome! Even MS. Paredes, High School Science Teacher, took the challenge. *The AVP will be posted on the Meridian High School Facebook page.