The one thing that I will remember is that I like active work and I like to be able to do something that's not just sitting behind a computer and typing up essays or doing research. I like to be able to work with my hands and do hard work that pays off. I really feel that this project was perfect for it because I was able to take two hours out of my normal school schedule and work outside and do what I really like. I feel that that the last two months have been really stress free and I feel a big part of that is because of doing this and being able to work outside. I know I will remember this in 10 years because I plan on having an active job where I can do this and I don't just have to sit behind a desk all day.
I do think kids should get to do this across the nation because if you really do something your passionate about I feel you can find yourself in a whole new way. Going into this project I knew I liked working outside but I was never able to do a project that allowed it so this project was a great one to have! Along with finding what you really want to do for this project it really helps to be able to do something that is totally what you want to do. In this school we say that we can personalize topics and projects to meet what the student wants but that's only to an extent. In this it really was up to you on what you want to do and how you want to take it, and I feel that in other schools this is very rare and kids aren't able to do a project that they are passionate about.
Ps. I would give the students next year more time to decide their project because I think we kind of rushed into it.
Gotta love people playing in the amphitheater: