On Thursday, March 2, 2017, students in Grade 10 showcased their finished Personal Projects to the rest of the ISP community. Staff, parents and students were invited to see what the Grade 10 students have been working on over the course of the year.
The Personal Project is an essential part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and forms a fundamental part of the preparation for the Extended Essay that Diploma Programme (DP) students must complete in Grade 11 and 12. The Personal Project is an opportunity for students to work independetly on a project of their own choice – the more creative, the better! Projects this year ranged from a translation of the Paris metro map into Braille and an in-depth study of the historic people and places of Meudon, to recreating an authentic wattle fence and representing emotions through video.
"The quality of the projects this year was very high, and it was good to see how enthusiastic the students were about their products and they research that they had undertaken." Damian Kerr, Secondary School Principal
This video, "J'aime mon Paris", was created by student Andrew as part of his project – all photos and art pieces are his original work.
As part of their preparation to enter the Secondary School in September, Grade 5 students came over from the Primary School to see the older students' work and ask questions about their projects.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in the preparation of the showcase, from supporting the students throughout the projects, to organizing the event itself. A big thank you goes to Emma Dornan, Lucy Whitfield and the Grade 10 homeroom teachers for all their hard work.