Pictured above: Set 3C's whiteboard
On Wednesday 22 June, the Shells Independent Learning Class Projects will be presented in the Theatre.
The Projects were commissioned by the Admissions Office, who will judge the inter-class competition, and decide which of them may be used in future promotional material.
The Independent Learning Programme for Shells is an experimental course which has been under development for the last two years. Boys are taught a mix of research and presentation skills, with an emphasis on current affairs.
In the first term each boy researched and wrote an essay of 1000+ words on a subject of his choice, particularly considering the wider implications and themes arising from a focussed starting point, supported by a research diary and bibliography.
In the second term the emphasis shifted to project management. Each class selected one topic which they could explore as a group from a number of ideas put forward by class members. They then divided into teams, each team choosing to follow up wider themes arising from the main topic. In the third term, the research was brought together in various media – presentations, documentaries, trailers, advertising banners, books and leaflets.
On Wednesday each class will have 10 minutes in the Theatre to present their work.
Set 1A – The future of space exploration
Set 1B – Drugs in society
Set 3A – The Rio Olympics
Set 3B – The 10th anniversary of the Airbus A380
Set 3C – Pablo Escobar & the War on Terror: the links between drugs cartels and terrorist groups
Set 6A – The future of ISIS
Set 6B – The journey of a ‘Dairy Milk’