The MYP personal project is a student-centred and age-appropriate practical exploration in which students consolidate their learning throughout the programme. This long-term project is designed as an independent learning experience of approximately 25 hours. The personal project formally assesses students’ ATL skills for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.
Even though Personal Projects are the crowning jewels of the MYP years, parents often wonder what makes MYP Personal Projects worth all the effort and time. Ilinca P. (Grade 10) is here to explain how her Personal Project evolved, and how it grew into much more than she had initially planned:
My personal project started off as a passion more that anything. I wanted to write a book about Romanian Medical Myths for a very long time and this was my opportunity. People responded very well to it, and miss Jennifer Stevens insisted to take this project further, because she saw potential in it. She was the one that took the initiative to convince me to take everything further, and I really appreciate her for putting in all of the effort to get me started. The idea that we went along with was making souvenirs out of my illustrations and selling them to promote the AISB student newspaper, The Bite, and to showcase my project. I came with the idea of giving all of the money to a foundation that helps people with insufficient funds to pay for their surgeries.
This sale was just the start, but now I am planning to make a site dedicated to medical myths and this foundation I am supporting, named “Din dragoste pentru copii”, and I am planning to make even more products than just magnets. The next step I have in mind is to create something like a dictionary of medical myths. The personal project was an amazing opportunity for me! Click here to read an article on The Bite with 10 myths entitled “10 Romanian Medical Myths” if you are interested to see what I do. Thank you!