Community Project

As part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP), MY4 students will complete a Community Project.

Goal of the Community Project

The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore opportunities to identify and address problems within different communities. MYP projects help students to develop important skills, provide students with an essential opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to problem solve, research, collaborate, and communicate, and promote a vision of themselves as independent, lifelong learners.

The aims of the MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:

  • participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
  • create new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
  • encourage the persistence and follow-through needed to complete a long-term project
  • 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

As part of the process, students will record their activities throughout the project in a Process Journal, and will culminate with an oral presentation.