Meadowridge Voices Blog



The personal project encourages students to practise and strengthen their approaches to learning (ATL) skills, to consolidate prior and subject-specific learning, and to develop an area of personal interest.

The personal project provides an excellent opportunity for students to produce a truly personal and often creative product and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in the Middle Years Programme.

The personal project provides an excellent opportunity for students to produce a truly personal and often creative product and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in the MYP. The project offers many opportunities for differentiation of learning and expression according to students' individual needs. The personal nature of the project is important; the project should revolve around a challenge that motivates and interests the individual student.

This Year's Projects

What are the best strategies in preparation, before, during, and after the mega 9.0 earthquake hits B.C? Mashood A.

To what extent do gaming compagnies create addictive games? Aodren A.

How do humans use behavioural science methods to train dogs to better suit our needs as a society? Hannah B.

How can I use scientific understanding and engineering techniques to design and construct an electric glider? Leo C.

How can I effectively raise $500 in a fundraiser over the course of three weeks? Natalie C.

How can I use my passion for running to plan for and execute the Half Marathon Des Sables to build upon my personal and physical identities? Jack D.

How do the lyrics of hip hop music affect modern-day teenagers? Simran D.

How can I create a game character that is successful? what makes it successful? Jenny F.

How can I spread awareness about the issue of global climate change and help reduce the carbon footprint in Vancouver households? Oliver G.

How can I effectively create awareness in my local community about food insecurity in greater Vancouver through a documentary? Andries G.

Why is obesity a big problem for high school students and what strategies are effective for preventing it? Sam G.

How can mental illness be portrayed correctly in a film to express the true conflict, and effects to an unfamiliar audience? Frances H.

How has the sneaker culture managed to strongly impact the world? Anas H.

Through writing, how can I successfully raise awareness about mental illnesses and the struggles of being raised by parents with mental illnesses? Elsa K.

How do you portray different lifestyle and cultures through a photographic retrospective? Ena K.

How can I organize and fundraise for a dinner at Ronald McDonald House that would be comforting to the families that are staying there? Charlotte L.

How could I publish a novel that would inform young adults about the science behind AI and how it could impact people's daily lives in forty years? Riya L.

How can I design a jet with aerodynamics to make it have a larger operational range and lower specific fuel consumption? Titus L.

How could I utilize the concept of "all-user friendly" or complete streets to design a plan that will benefit the citizens of Maple Ridge? Maisie L.

What is the cause of the conflict between vegans/vegetarians and meat eaters, and how should we act to moderate the conflict? Tina L.

What are the challenges of having a developmental disability and what can I do to raise awareness in the community about developmental disabilities? Kayla M.

By creating a video, how can I grow the sport of lacrosse? Hunter M.

Is the cost of Independence worth it? Merdeka M.

How can I adapt information through the use of a booklet about healthy habits for sleeping to students? Pawel P.

How can I positively impact youth who don't have enough financial support to participate in organized sports? Brandon Q.

How can I successfully educate people about coding while also improving my teaching skills? Kyaahn S.

What effects did Japan have on the culture of the people in Northern and Central America with the globalization of anime and manga? James S.

How can I educate children, using an illustrated book and storytelling, about the effects of plastics/toxins on endangered species such as the Orca? Priya S.

How can I develop a website to teach struggling students overviews of history and foster critical thinking in youth and children? Joey S.

How can I effectively create a video that will educate the general public in regards to how body art is influenced or perceived by different religions and cultures? Keissa T.

How can I teach teen students to make Peruvian dishes and the history of these dishes? Alessia V.

How can I help teenagers to have the ability to cook traditional Chinese main dishes and desserts themselves? Michelle W.

How are Canadian youth working towards shaping their vision for the future of Canada? Noah W.

How can I use essential oil soap to increase people's awareness of environmental problems? Anna X.

How can a video introducing cardistry be created using several tutorials to introduce and promote the concept? Kevin X.

How can I address the social conflicts between cultural difference in an educated way? Simon X.

How can the use of 3D models help doctors Improve the success rate of surgeries? Larry X.

How can I use my understanding of scientific principles to create a robot that simulates a human player in sports? Eric X.

How can my creative writing skills develop through writing short fable stories that teach important virtues to children? Tracy Y.

How can unwanted and outdated clothing be up-cycled into garments that this generation's youths would prefer to wear as daily fashion? Ruochen Y.

How can I create music using everyday sounds (Foley), synthesizers, samplers and effects? Sunny Y.

Is it possible to make an incubator and hatch chicken eggs with it? Addison Z.

How does cancer and its treatments impact the lives of patients and their families? Annie Z.

How can school students make living standards higher in their society? Bella Z.

How can the training of specific muscle groups improve your vertical and performance in basketball? Neo Z.

How can I build a PC to save the environment by using old technology for gamers who want to play modern day games? David Z.

How can I turn a story into something that people will enjoy more? Gladys Z.

Does Chinese traditional music have any impact on the Western world? Joyce Z.

How do I integrate Chinese traditional melodic characteristics into a western musical structure of piano concerto? Jason Z.

Look for our next edition of The Gryphon for
interviews with some of our students!

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About Meadowridge

Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

International Baccalaureate Continuum World School, PYP, MYP, DP

Located in the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada on 27 acres in Maple Ridge

Challenging academic, inquiry-based curriculum, arts, athletics, experiential education

Founded in 1985 with an original enrolment of 85 students