The Project Curiosity Showcase was an opportunity for children to share their independent, student-led homework projects.
The aim of Project Curiosity was for the students to have the opportunity to follow their own interests and focus their learning on topics that fascinated and inspired them. This resulted in a variety of fascinating projects from Black Pink and Roblox to Siberian Huskies and the Russian Revolution. A crucial part of the project was children sharing their learning and engaging in it with parents at home.
During the first week, our students had to explore their own interests through discussions with their parents and then decide on one subject to focus their research on. They then had to come up with 5 questions that they would like to find out about their chosen topic.
The following week was the research task. The students had to find the answers to their own questions as well as lots of interesting facts and information to fascinate their classmates.
Finally, it was time to present their projects. Using their research, the students created interactive posters, models, quizzes and more. Parents were then invited to the showcase where the students had the opportunity to share what they had learnt with students, teachers, and parents from their year group.
This was a fantastic opportunity for students to take ownership over their own learning, follow their own interests and share their passions with others. Not only did they all learn something new, but they were also able to teach others. They showed plenty of perseverance to complete their projects and should be proud of their accomplishments.
Mr Matthew Fahy
Upper Primary Coordinator