There are times in the life of College Principal when all is so good… and never more so, than when hearing young voices as at last week’s Senior School Assembly. Not only were their reports carefully crafted about the various fundraising efforts, sporting achievements and holiday activities.
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.
I chose to research influential Australian women because I would often hear how gender equality hasn't progressed very far in Australia and I wanted to see if this was true. From research I realised gender equality has progressed so I did a book about different Australian women.
My horse was diagnosed with a strange disorder in February 2016, called ‘Stringhalt’. As part of my Personal Project I decided to make sense of my horse’s unfortunate struggle with the condition, and conducted an investigation through research and observation in order to come to a scientific conclusion.
For my Personal Project I created a kit to help consumers plant a healthy garden. The kit contained seeds, tools and other resources to start the garden. I sold this to friends, family and some of my teachers and donated all profits to Mental Health Australia.
For my Personal Project I created a board game and donated it to the Monash Children’s Hospital.
Children who are in a hospital long-term and don’t have access to play resources are disadvantaged in their development and mental health.
For my Personal Project I created a calendar which has a traditional Italian recipe from my nonna for each month.
I decided to do this for my product as I really wanted to capture my nonna’s cooking as she is 92 years old and quite fragile.