|Entrant Club(s):||UC Spanish Club|
|Entry completed by:||Michelle Hay|
|Club Role:||Vice President|
|Phone:||021 047 2016|
|Category Selection||Reminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021|
|Which category is this nomination for?||Best Cultural Event 2021|
|Name of event or initiative:||Spanish Club Movie and Games Night|
|Brief overview of the event or initiative:|
In the beautiful Rehua 226 Te Moana nui a kia room, we started with an interactive "getting to know you" Bingo game while munching snacks, then a fun Kahoot quiz with prizes, followed by pizza and popcorn while watching "Coco", the Mexican Day of the Dead.
|What were the aims of the event or initiative?|
This event aimed to bring our club members together and meet each other in a fun and relaxed way. They got to practice speaking Spanish, share travel stories of Spain or Latin America holidays and exchanges, and learn more about Hispanic culture through music, a fun facts Kahoot quiz, and the Mexican Day of the Dead Coco movie. It was our first big event of the year and the turnout and energy was amazing.
|How did you make it happen?|
We did this with a mix'n'mingle/getting to know you Bilingual "find someone who..." Bingo, which we adapted from an internet template. People could practice speaking Spanish of all different levels while trying to cross out their Bingo card. The kahoot was made from the exec group brainstorming and internet searches, and the Movie was streamed through one of our member's Disney Plus account. The Dominios pizza and prizes we were able to purchase with a UCSA grant (thanks again), and the decorations came from our exec team. The Spanish department and teachers helped to promote the event to their students.
|How did you make it better?|
We had a similar event last year, but this year we added the Bilingual "find someone who..." Bingo and applied for a grant. We handed the sheet of paper with Bingo squares and a pen to each member as they arrived. It was a great way for people to walk around and chat with other members, particularly for those who came individually. Having the questions in both English and Spanish meant that people could communicate as comfortably as possible, and it was a super successful icebreaker game. The food grant also meant that we could make it free entry.
|How did you show your commitment to sustainability?|
We made sure to recycle everything thing we could and put any food scraps in the green bin. Many of our decorations were reusable and anything else we disposed of accordingly.
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