MYP Personal Project

All tenth grade students at Lincoln Community School engage in a culminating
learning activity at the end of their five years of study in the Middle Years
Program (MYP): the Personal Project. Students choose a topic they are interested
in, formulate a question situated in a global context, and pursue answers with
guidance from diverse resources, including experts in the field and a teacher

On February 21st, our Class of 2021 proudly presented their work at an
exhibition celebrated by the whole school community.

Aims of the MYP Personal Project:

  • participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
  • generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through
    in-depth investigation
  • demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a
    project over an extended period of time
  • communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning
  • appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.

Thank you to all parents who came to visit and learn from the students' work.
Thank you, too, to the nearly 50 teachers who served as supervisors this year.
Parents and teachers who visited the exhibition were impressed by the diversity
of interests and final products, in addition to the oral communication skills of
the students.

"The personal project encourages students to practise and strengthen their ATL
skills, to connect classroom learning engagements with personal experience, and
to develop their own interests for lifelong learning." (from the MYP Personal
Project brief.)

From designing a dress to writing a book promoting positive self-esteem, from
creating a football tournament for local Ghanaian children to a drafting a proposal
for improved transportation systems in Accra, tenth graders impressed.

The Personal Project is internally assessed by the LCS faculty and externally
moderated by the International Baccalaureate examiners. 10th grade students
in over 100 countries around the world, in over 1400 Middle Years Programs,
also complete this project.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Story by Lisa Thompson - MYP Coordinator