Our Year 9 Mazzarello students are currently working on their 'Global Projects'. The projects are part of their Challenge classes and are designed to help the students consider what they can do to help make a difference in the world.
The students are working in small teams of three or four where they are assigned to either the Activity Group or the Premier League Group. The Activity Group students are working on developing an action plan to address a local, national, or global issue in society, while the Premier League Group are working together to analyse an action and make recommendations for improvement.
Throughout their work, students will learn to analyse contemporary issues relating to Australia and global connections, examine the influence of a range of media, and examine how ideas about Australian identity may be influenced by global events. Students will need to hold meetings and interviews, and present their ideas in a pitch forum. These projects will help the students to develop a broad range of lifelong, invaluable skills.
Some examples of the work and ideas of the students include:
The ideas and projects vary widely and showcase a number of different types of action, from fundraising, developing a marketing campaign, and building awareness through education, to creating and submitting a proposal for a business or government.
There will be a showcase day for the Global Projects next Tuesday, 28 August. The Activity Group will be showcasing in the College Mansion from 12:10pm - 1pm. The Premier League Group will be showcasing in Shearing Shed from 11:10am - 12pm. Parents and friends are invited to come along and support the students as they showcase their work.
Well done to all of the Year 9 students for their fantastic efforts and their creative ideas of ways to make a difference.
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