Our Middle Years Project Based Learning curriculum initiative ‘Project Nova’ has taken off this Term!
All year 7 students are working collaboratively to address the driving question: How can we, as producers, design and deliver an Amazing Race that is fun and builds Our Woodville?
This culminated on Wednesday of Week 9, when each Year 7 class ran challenges for another class to participate in. The challenges are scored and class teams have the opportunity to win the inaugural Amazing Race Cup which will be presented during Project Nova time in week 10.
The challenges were entirely planned, organised and executed by the students. It has been a rigorous learning experience in project management and team work for these young entrepreneurs.
Enthusiasm levels were high on the day and the students threw themselves into the challenges in their attempts to achieve glory.
During the challenges, school leaders moved around the activity sites and awarded ‘stars’ to students who were observed demonstrating the Graduate Habits of Respecting Others, Thinking in Critical and Creative Ways and Perseverance.
Part of the students’ assessment is to create a video trailer promoting their challenge – these will be finalised during Project Nova in week 10 and shared at the inter-class showcase in Week 11.
The Term 2 challenge will see students tackle broader issues in our community and work to develop solutions for problems they have identified. Watch this space!