Grade 12 Capstone Projects
Grade 12 students are required to complete a capstone project for graduation. Many senior leadership students chose to highlight their skills, passions and interests they have developed in the Leadership program. Here are some of the highlights:
Jonathan is passionate about culinary arts and he is currently enrolled a career program through the Vancouver School Board. Jonathan decided to create a cookbook highlighting some of his original recipes as well as customized tips for the audience.
Allison wants to pursue engineering and architecture in post-secondary. With her strong interests in sustainable housing, she first created drawings of two different housing projects: a cabin and a city house. She then used an app called Sketchup to create 3D models with features such as a heat recovery ventilator, solar panels and a grey water system.
Yvonne appealed to her interests in history as well as her creativity and passion for working with her hands. She created a historically accurate 18th century men's shirt by hand!
Sarah led writing and poetry workshops for her capstone project. She was able to gather a core group of students digitally to teach about different aspects of poetry writing as well as ending with an open mic night!
Daria decided to focus on sustainable jewellery making by using old bottle caps and turning them into earrings. After she had mastered her skills, she decided to run a virtual workshop on zoom to teach other students. She plans of starting a small business on Etsy to sell her earrings!
Matthew has fostered his passion for climate change and environmental education throughout his leadership experience. Matthew wrote a 16 page research paper titled: Climate Change Education in BC Secondary Schools. He plans to continue his work to stop climate change as he graduates! Click below to read his paper:
Grace is very passionate about textile waste and pollution in the ocean. Grace teamed up with Ocean Wise to apply for a grant to buy deadstock textiles from the Fabcycle Reuse Centre to create pieces of clothing for women on the Downtown Eastside. She was able to record her whole process.