The MYP personal project gives students a choice and voice as they explore their interests through an extended and independent project. They develop and enhance their skills learned in their middle years program.
It was interesting to see the variety of projects our classmates had taken. Some projects included recreational and fascinating themes such as dreams, calligraphy, sports, coding and therapeutic scents whereas some projects were for the betterment of the community like creating walking sticks for the blind, sustainable fashion and creating a cheap prosthetic arm.
The learning we gained from the projects would stay for not just a few days but a lifetime instead. We learned from our supervisors, parents, peers throughout this project and developed our skills of research, time management, self-management and thinking for the future opportunities we may have.
The atmosphere on the exhibition day was loud at the very beginning of form time as students were rushing in, brimming with excitement as they carefully brought in their finished products, boards, and chart papers. Many of us had worked through the night, making sure our displays were perfect and thought of creative ways to display our project of more than ten months.
Every project that was adorned in the cafeteria was unique from each other and every display reflected the student's unique flavor. Some boards were thriving with color and a bold choice of font whereas some stood by the minimalist approach. Some of us went the extra mile by decorating our tables with scented candles, fairy lights, and mirrors whereas the others added a touch of comfort with vintage polaroid, photo books, calendars, and cute photo frames.
This also marks as our final project throughout the last few MYP years and to have it be acknowledged by parents, teachers, and peers at the exhibition was an amazing feeling.