Ingenuity without limits!

Ahliyyah & Mutran's Personal Project Exhibition

Personal Projects are student-centred and age-appropriate activities that enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection.

MYP projects help students to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile; provide students with an essential opportunity to demonstrate approaches to learning (ATL) skills developed through the MYP; and foster the development of independent, lifelong learners.

This year, and despite all the difficult times we went through, our students shine yet again! Through limitless ingenuity and boundless creativity, our Grade 10 students are more than excited to share their personal projects with you digitally through the 2021 Ahliyyah & Mutran Personal Project Exhibition!

Congratulations, our dear students! You make us proud every day!

Together we have gone through thick and thin; last year brought with it the most unexpected challenges. We are going through the pandemic and we are also adapting to online teaching and learning, yet we have witnessed countless successful stories that we continue to experience because of our inspiring students.

You have proven to us that what we do every day is not a job but is indeed a passion! We would like to thank each and every one of you for allowing us to be a part of your MYP journey, and for allowing us to shape the leaders of our future. This feeling of pride cannot be described in words, it is only felt by watching you pave the way to your future with hard work and dedication.

As you embark on a new experience, always remember that you are equipped and empowered to be the best version of yourself, that we have tremendous faith in you, and that we hope that you will leave an impact wherever you go!

Congratulations, Grade 10 students! We are so proud of you all.

Ms. Rania Shami & Mr. Moeen Haddad Ahliyyah & Mutran Middle School Principals

Today, we are proud to present yet another example of our students’ incredible diligence, hard work, and creativity. This virtual exhibition showcases our grade 10 students’ personal projects, the culmination of years of knowledge and skill development during their Middle Years Programme.

Going through these students’ extraordinary projects and seeing how much of their hearts and minds went into them makes me so proud of each and everyone of them.

The projects in this exhibition are the result of months of researching, planning, and designing: students were asked to create products that demonstrate critical and creative thinking, self-management, and involvement with the world around them. Although our students faced many challenges along the way, they also demonstrated the resilience and ingenuity to overcome these hurdles.

It is my pleasure to invite you to explore the projects created by these young women and men, who are already showing glimmers of the bright futures that await them.

Grade 10, I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors.

Ms. Abeer Sweiss Ahliyyah & Mutran IB MYP Coordinator

The personal project is the exclamation point at the end of the MYP years, framing the MYP experience and providing students with a concrete example of how their education can have real impact. It demonstrates how they can apply their passion for knowledge, learning, and education in real-life contexts, with incredible results.

The personal project is a chance for our kids to see the bright side of life’s problems, finding sustainable solutions that transform challenges into opportunities. This is a skill that has never been more critical than in our current moment, and I am so proud of how this experience has taught our students to be more mindful, to be better problem solvers and communicators, and to cultivate an international mindset.

The most incredible outcome of this project is being able to witness the creativity of our students, and seeing them develop such strong, noble values. The personal project is a chance for them to focus on their interests and desires outside of classroom grades and assessments. It provides such a wonderful glimpse into the people they will one day become.

Ms. Dima Hijazin Ahliyyah & Mutran Personal Project Leader

The personal project helps students develop the confidence to produce meaningful knowledge, while being principled, lifelong learners through a rich project-based learning experience. And the truth is, it has been a learning experience for me as well.

The most rewarding moments are those witnessing students express their passion and interest and create knowledge in beautifully articulated forms, from composing music to writing songs, novels, and/or poetry, to launching initiatives and/or inventing machines. It is the picture-perfect example of personalized education and experiential learning. Ever-lasting memories were made in our first exhibition two years ago and continue to be made even in virtual exhibition environments.

The most unlimited observation I have made was the variety of outcomes and products that were created and displayed. Hearing students talk about their products with passion, sounds like music to my ears. They say that emotions are energy in motion; accordingly, it is our pride and anticipation that drive us to persevere to reach our goals.

I am so proud of our Grade 10 students this year!

Ms. Noor Othman Ahliyyah & Mutran Personal Project Leader

Project Contexts

This year, our students defined the global context that best applies to their projects and explained its connection in their outcomes. 6 main contexts were chosen by our students. You can click on any of the contexts below to view all the projects created by our Grade 10 students for their 2021 Personal Projects!

Identities & Relationships

Who we are: an inquiry into the nature of the self, beliefs and values.

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Orientation in Space & Time

Where we are: an inquiry into orientation in place and time.

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Personal & Cultural Expression

How we express ourselves: an inquiry into how we discover ideas.

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Scientific & technical innovation

How the world works: an inquiry into the natural world and its laws.

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Globalization & Sustainability

How we organize ourselves: an inquiry into the interconnectedness of communities.

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Fairness & Development

Sharing the planet: an inquiry into how we can share the finite.

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