Personal Learning Project

Grades 6 to 9

The purpose of the PLP is to give Grade 6-9 students an opportunity to learn about and improve their skills in a subject that they are interested in. A PLP could be anything from creating an easy guide for English natives to learn Japanese, learning to code a game, practising embroidery or developing drawing, photography or language skills, to name just a few.

 Developing a game using code

 Developing eye drawings

Personal Project

Grade 10

The Personal Project is a requirement for the last year of the IBMYP (IB Middle Years Programme). It is a student-driven project, completed over an extended period of time. It enables students to pursue research in a topic of their interest and gives them the opportunity to practice skills that will be essential in the IB Diploma Programme. The project has four stages which are:

  • Investigating
  • Planning
  • Taking action
  • Reflecting

The students write a final report which documents the process of the project and set up stalls to present their work to other students, parents and staff. Topics range from theatre to perfume and from amnesty to architecture.

Beckett

I wanted to create an architectural design for homes that could house refugees who have been displaced from their homes. It was one of the most interesting and challenging tasks that I have attempted.

Ellery

“Ellery’s wonderful music theatre documentary made me very proud to be her mentor. The maturity, confidence and enthusiasm of the Grade 10 students, combined with the incredibly high standard of the projects was a breath of fresh air.” Ross McGowan, Halcyon Teacher.

What They Learnt

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I never had any time management before, but I realise when you have a goal and you have steps to reach it, you get it done.

Ameen /

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It definitely helped me a lot in social skills, critical thinking and time management. If you’re interested in a subject then you are going to do better at it, you’re more excited about it and make it better.

Dada /

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When I printed them and received them and opened the box and realised I had made real and tangible things that I could touch, that was really exciting for me. I developed artistic skills, but also research skills, skills in essay writing and reflecting, really a lot of the things I need for the IB.

Elliot /

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I really realised the great importance and the significance planning and general organisation have for success. Not only with my actual product, but also with my report.

Sam /

All our Grade 10 Personal Projects

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Haku’s Steps – Learn more about my dog and how he changed our family.

Angelique /

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Fitness Plan – To design, build and follow a fitness plan.

Ameen /

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Continu, A Streetwear Line from Paris in London – Create a successful clothing line that would make the audience and myself more aware of the streetwear culture.

Elliot /

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Gun Violence Film – Create a video explaining the frequency and preventability of gun violence.

Maggie /

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Route App – Create an app that simulates touristic routes of cities based on user’s personal interests.

Lucia /

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Solar Panelled Catamaran – Source energy for the catamaran by solar light.

Finn /

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Don’t Waste Time, Recycle – Create a dress from recycled materials.

Maria /

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The Italian Guide – Successfully create an Italian guide to Italian food and wine.

Andrea /

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Face of Pride Business Plan – Create a structure that will guide me with the creation of the Face of Pride organisation.

Brindha /

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Design and Develop a Virtual School Tour – Design and develop a school tour that can be viewed online and used as a promotional item for the school.

Jeremy /

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Making Jewellery – Create jewellery that was attractive to youth.

Ava /

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Creating an application to reduce food wastage – Get a basis in coding and create an application which can reduce food wastage.

Maga /

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Self-Expression Through Art – Create four artworks each using a different medium to express emotion.

Naomi /

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Loving Arms – Charity-themed jewellery to raise awareness.

Reigh /

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Preparing perfumes and fragrances – Create and develop different perfumes and fragrances from natural ingredients.

Rita /

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Made to Stand out, a Coat – Design and produce a coat inspired by at least one piece of existing art.

Lucy /

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The Staff Room – Write the script for an original television series and filming the trailer for it.

Evy /

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Creating a remix – Finish this remix and enhance my musical skills.

Gabriel /

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Piano Tutorials – Making tutorials and arrangements of songs on the piano.

Matis /

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Philosophical Art Exhibition – Host an art exhibition with some art that is inspired by philosophical concepts.

Olivia /

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Consumer preference of Cosmetic Bags – Learn what design of cosmetic bag was most appealing to young adults.

Allegra /

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Fix Me – Write an entire play.

Sam /

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