Personal Projects Completed
Grade 10 students have recently completed their Personal Project, the culminating experience of the Middle Years Programme. The Personal Project gives grade 10 an opportunity to produce a truly personal and often creative product or outcome and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in MYP, displaying their ability to inquire meaningfully into a global context.
Xiamen International grade 10 students produced an impressive range of products and outcomes, from running a fitness programme to coding an automated light switch, to producing a folio of portraits and stories about the ‘people of Amoy’, to investigating perpetual motion. The level of challenge students gave themselves was admirable and many strived to produce a professional product that they were very proud to present.
The Personal Project concluded with students writing a report of their process of investigating and designing the product, with many making perceptive comments about their learning in the MYP, and growth in the Learner Profile and Approaches to Learning skills.
“I experienced lots of challenges in this project that can guide me in my future learning. It also has helped me to become an individual with better Self Management skills and Communication skills. Though intangible, these developments and
improvements are significant in that the Personal Project helped me to gain more knowledge, to know myself better, to become a better IB Learner, and to become a better individual.” – Grade 10 student