Students in Year 8 worked on a yearlong Project giving each the opportunity to delve into an area of interest, further a passion, develop a new skill and watch a project come to fruition.
Once they decided what their project was going to be, every student kept a journal of their experience through writing, drawing, photography and/or film; and recorded and documented their ideas, thoughts, successes, and failures along the way. The Project process was also submitted at the end of the project as evidence and summarised on a poster which makes up part of the final display.
This year’s Year 8 Projects were showcased in October, put on display in the Sylvia Brose Hall at Middle Cove campus, with some outstanding results from portraits, creation of magazines, a nature fragrance, artful phone cases, learning how to freestyle crochet, macrame to making a ball gown to creating an adjustable mountain bike jump construction kit, writing books, writing and recording music, creating a film and constructing a mobile bike ramp and surfboards.
The Year 8 project gives students the opportunity to project manage, in their own way, and use their initiative, and creativity and to a big degree self-manage over an extended period of time.
Well done to all Year 8s on their magnificent efforts over the whole year!