It is well documented that students tend to learn most when they are actively engaged with developing their knowledge. Platform8 is part of the Middle School Learning to Learn Program where Year 8 students work on an Independent Research Task in their chosen area of interest. It is comprised of three key elements – a written folio, a keynote presentation and a product.

Platform8 showcases an immersive depth of research into a diverse range of issues that are of interest to Year 8. It provides an opportunity for students to develop their “voice”.

This week our Year 8 students presented their major research projects to an audience of teachers, peers and family. Presentation topics included the evolution of Hip Hop, overpopulation, anxiety, coeliac disease, artificial intelligence, New South Wales road rules, nuclear fusion, driverless cars, orcas in captivity and colonising Mars.

The wide range of research topics once again reflected the depth of passion these young students have for their world and the people within it.

Well Done Year 8!