A project is an in-depth study of a real-life topic that the children are interested in.
The children discuss the topic and come up with areas they would like to investigate. For example, Gold Cosmos class at Shaws Braddell were talking about their bodies. They started asking questions about what is inside their skin. From there, the children talked about bones. The very next day, the teacher brought in a skeleton (which the children quickly named Skelly).
The children could not stop talking about the different parts of Skelly. They came up with a list of questions, and spent the next 8 weeks investigating their questions, with the teachers helping and facilitating. For each project, the children are involved in the whole process – the planning, the implementing and presenting the project findings.