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Blog: Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Community Project at Abby Middle

The school is a buzz with ‘Service as Action’ at Abbotsford Middle School.  The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) Grade 8 Community Project has begun!

The community project focusses on service as action, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to take action by serving the community.  The goal is to address the need in a community and affect change as a result of service as action.

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

  • 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

Students community projects must:

  • Be focused on service as action
  • Have a clear and achievable goal
  • Meet a need in a community
  • Include a global context
  • Include a proposal for action
  • Include and academic honesty form
  • Include a process journal
  • Include a final presentation and any supporting visual aids
  • Include a bibliography/sources

Students have also teamed up with adult mentors within the building to help guide them through the process. A couple examples of a community project include the following:

  1. Ainsley will be completing a book drive for Godson Elementary students with a goal to have one book given to every student.
  2. Aaron, Sheetu and Cayden are collecting clothing for the Salvation Army.

All grade 8 students participate in the Grade 8 Community Project. We are very proud of our students through the work they are doing to serve our community. We look forward to seeing what Service as Action projects they all come up with. GO HUSKIES! 

DUANE PENNER
Vice Principal, Abbotsford Middle