On Monday 25 June, Year 8 students presented a showcase. This was to highlight the work they had done for their Passion Project. Half of the Year 8 cohort
showcased their Major Works and the standard was very high indeed. We interviewed Year 8 student Grace Muddle to see what the Passion Project Showcase
was all about.
Grace, what is the Passion Project? The Passion Project is a project where you choose what you are passionate about. It is an individual project that goes for two terms so you have to use your time wisely in order to complete it. At the end of the semester we have a showcase.
What did you do for your project? For my project I made a dining table out of an old door and other recycled materials. I painted the door in white and blue and sanded it to show the layers. This created a ‘shabby chic’ effect. I created sturdy legs and used woodworking techniques I learnt from the classroom and applied them to my work. I was really excited about my project because I knew that I accomplished it all by myself and I used my time wisely.
What happened at showcase? At showcase we showed off our works and all the parents and teachers came and asked about our work. We received certificates to show that we had finished the project. Everyone was excited about the showcase and parents were really proud of the students and what we had accomplished. At the end of the night I was really proud of myself and relieved that I had finished. I was also sad that I had finished my project as it was really fun.
What would you say to those who might do the project next semester? Get started on it as soon as possible, but don’t rush it. Just use your time wisely.
Any final words? It was a really good experience and I learnt a lot.
Thank you Grace, and well done to all the amazing Year 8 students who completed their projects this semester. Enjoy watching the video below.