Last week was a special one for our grade eight students as they presented what is known here as The Grade 8 Project. After selecting their individual project’s focus at the end of grade seven, each student devotes considerable time to the work, most of which is not done at school.
This part of our curriculum serves to support the development of critical thinking, reasoning and self-reflection. It also develops personal attributes such as confidence, courage and poise as they present in the form of a speech to 200 people.
The students are so supportive of each other during this project! As one student momentarily forgot part of his speech, three class mates stood in the back row as a show of solidarity and encouragement for him to continue.