Personal Project – People’s Choice Award

My Personal Project goal was to research different mental illnesses and understand, to the best of my ability, what it is like to live through such experiences. I created a book called ‘Live’ which focused on my goal and presented my research in an informative way that allowed me to share my findings with others.

Over the course of this project I learnt a lot about myself. I learnt how I function and work best as a learner as well as how I feel when I haven't completed things in the time frame I would like. I learnt how to stay focused on my topic and to make sure I keep referring back to the rubric and my goal. I was able to understand that I enjoy doing projects a lot more when it's about something I choose and am interested in. I have also learnt that getting it done early is a lot better as you are able to pace yourself and not get too stressed.

Sera Long – Year 10
Winner of Personal Project People’s Choice: Community Benefit Award 2017

In the final year of the Middle Years Program (MYP) Year 10 each student completes a Personal Project, a significant investigative work that is the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity.

The aim of the MYP project is to encourage and enable students to participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context and demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time.

Students are expected to choose a project, which can take many forms, and take the process through to completion under the supervision of a staff member in the College.