Palmer’s students display extended project work

OVER 50 Palmer’s College students showcased their final projects at their End of Year Show on Friday 22 March 2013 to students, staff and members of the public.

The exhibition featured a range of work including creative artefacts such as jewellery creation and script writing, dissertations about squatters’ rights, the death penalty, social media and more.

The work on display was by students taking the Extended Project, a course equivalent to half an A-level that allows students to produce a focused piece of work on a topic of their choice from four categories; dissertation, field investigation, artefact or performance.

Mark Vinall, Principal, said: “This event is a superb way for students to showcase their talents and creativity. The majority of the students have taken this course as an additional qualification to stretch and challenge them in preparation for university or work, and they should be incredibly proud of their achievement.”

BTEC Sports Science student Fiye Ojo a second year student from Grays, said: “The Extended Project gives you the opportunity to explore a topic you’re really interested in but in great detail.

“The research element was my favourite part of the project as I ended up learning so much about fashion blogging and how influenced we actually are on how we dress by society and the media”.

Fiye is hoping to study Nursing at Bournemouth University in September.

Extended Project Co-ordinator Helena Dove, said: “This year has been an outstanding year for students in the Extended Project. All students have managed their own projects and have worked hard to produce mature outcomes to a high standard.

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