My project is to raise money to donate to the Victoria Period Project to combat Period Poverty. I have really loved so far learning about this cause that affects so many, and raising awareness for it at our school. [When we met with the Grade 11s,] I learned to make sure we choose a topic we are really interested in and won't get bored of and also try and do a project that we wouldn't do outside of this opportunity. I also learned the importance of planning and making sure you are keeping up with your deadlines. I am looking forward to continuing to raise awareness about Period Poverty in our school community. I am also looking forward to reaching my goal and being able to say that I was successful.
My project is to learn about and understand positive psychology, and the implications it has on your day-to-day life. I am then creating a podcast and providing advice and information about positive psychology, and how you can become happier in your day-to-day life, with little effort, or change to the status quo of your everyday life.
During the Grade 11 Mentorship Monday, we were provided with some more "unbiased" perspectives from students who have really done the project, and they provided advice and guidelines for time management and showed us examples of their research documents, and organization methods to help us with our own projects.
At the Exhibition, I will be creating a trifold board along with having my laptop, and headphones for people to listen to my podcast. I'll most likely also have a second display showing the audio recording software on my iPad, and then a third display showing the audio editing software I used for my podcast.
Zoe Carroll is learning about “the history and conventions of spoken word/slam poetry”, and for her product will “create a collection of three to five spoken word poems and perform one at an open mic.”
I have researched the conventions and history of slam poetry, and am currently working on a collection of three to five poems, some of which I will perform. Slam is a genre of spoken word poetry. This is a topic that has interested me for a while, so researching was very entertaining. Writing is also a great learning process with lots of trial and error.
In February I will be presenting my collection of poems and performing one or two if I get the opportunity. I'm extremely excited but also nervous, as my work is very personal to me, but I love sharing what I've created and hope it will resonate with others.