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MYP Personal Project: Our Students Showcase the Future

On Wednesday evening, our Secondary campus was filled full of innovation and creativity, as our Grade 10s showcased their thinking as part of the MYP personal project. Parents, teachers and fellow students were invited to come by and tour the amazing exhibition, asking our Grade 10s about their unique ideas.

Speaking at the opening presentation, Grade 10 students shared that the MYP Personal Project was the “biggest project of the year”, and reflected that due to the unique year that we have all experienced, they were unsure how they could take on the challenge. However, now complete and presentations showcased, they remarked that “All the hard work was worth it” and hoped their projects would inspire others.

Sharing her personal project to all attendees, Grade 10 student, Jenny, grabbed the audience’s attention by playing a fantastic performance on the piano. She then went on to share on how music can foster emotional expression and personal identity through storytelling.

After conducting research with the ISHCMC Community she became aware of just how much music can impact emotions and mental health. As part of her project, she went on to create a song, inspired by her research, to support individuals with the issues she identified. Ending her presentation, she remarked "Music can make a difference in the world".

Yuvraj, a fellow Grade 10 student, decided to focus his personal project to investigate a potential solution for Sikh children and issues they have with wearing a turban and a helmet at the same time. Being a Sikh himself and experiencing the issue firsthand, Yuvraj first decided to conduct some research internationally to see whether this issue was affecting Sikh’s globally.

Upon discovering that this was an international issue, Yuvraj went on to showcase his solution which would enable individuals to wear a turban at the same time as a helmet. As part of this, Yuvraj identified the technicalities and components required and designed a 3D model of what his solution would look like.

While visiting the many exhibitions, we met Teppi who enthusiastically shared on his personal project which focused on time-management and issues of distractions. During the lockdown, Teppi realized just how problematic effective time-management can be for both students and adults and sought to find a solution.

To support individuals to find the right balance between work and wellbeing in order to optimize their productivity, Teppi researched into best practices for time management, identifying the 52/17 rule, i.e., work 52 minutes, take a break for 17. Upon knowing this, he went on to design, create and implement an entire app which can support individuals with this best practice in mind. You can find the app on the Chrome Web Store – to download for yourself, click here.



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