Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Personal Passion Projects Gallery Walk

Today we held our much anticipated Gallery Walk for students to showcase their Personal Passion Projects. Students have been working on the projects for homework for all of Term 1. There was a huge range of projects - cooking, mosaics, billy carts, comparing cameras, dress making, designing and programming robots, model making and so many more! A big thank you must go to all the parents who assisted and equipped their children to participate. Thanks also for coming and being an authentic audience for the students.

It's all about the learning. Whether the final project was all students hoped it would be or not, as long as they learned something they have been successful. Many students were able to articulate what they learned - family history, the value of pins (in dress-making),  more research was needed before beginning, how to shape the cardboard to make the model, which wood is best for carving. The list of learning is as diverse as the learners!

One student courageously included her "fails" - First Attempts In Learning" (See photos below). She understands that failure is part of learning, not a reason for giving up. She also acknowledged she learned this lesson from another student who included it in a speech last year. We can all learn from each other.

Today we are proud of every student who pursued their passion and learned something new. Thanks for sharing your passions with us!

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