On Friday the 2nd of December, the class presented their three projects to parents and teachers.
The awareness campaigns had many benefits:
1. Share the students’ knowledge and understanding
2. Help synthesize ideas for their project, and give it direction
3. Announce their intentions to a wider audience
4. Affirm a commitment to help the landfill community
The class had spent the major part of three days getting their awareness campaign together including slogans, a logo design and a central question. Each team spoke to the audience for about 6 minutes, using keynotes, slideshows and iMovies to aid their presentations. Each member of the team prepared their own speech.
After the talks, each team had project boards to talk about and they spent time explaining everything to their visitors. These project boards showed photos, copies of emails, instructions, reflections, ideas for improvements in the Landfill etc. It was impressive to see how well the students could demonstrate what they had gained from their inquiries – a testament to real-life learning!
Each group in turn outlined their plans for possible solutions. In some cases action had already taken place and this gave an opportunity to tell about the outcome of that action.