A Fortnight of Project Week Completed
Imagine 220 students doing two 24-hour projects each (or, for a few heartier souls, one whopping 48-hour project) and you’ve scratched the surface of the Project Week experience at The Putney School. Twice per year, we eschew notions of regurgitating information back to teachers and challenge students to take the knowledge they’ve gained farther. This turns the campus into a hive of investigation, creativity, and hours of hard work. Mayn, a senior who recorded a 10-song album with his duet partner Audrey ’12 in a double project, said, “It was supposed to be a 48-hour project. I’ve got over 100 hours into this thing.” How do you think they did?
Have you ever wondered what the Mario Brothers video game theme looked like as a flaming sound wave? These students sorted it out, then built a bigger one. Thanks to Math Teacher Wing Mui for the footage:
Project Week is as much about where it takes you intellectually, emotionally and, in some cases, spiritually, as it is about what you’ve decided to build, solve, invent, decipher, write, capture, or reassemble. There are a million ways to describe it, but only one way to experience it. So we’re left with the sounds, echos, and images of an incredible two weeks.
Enjoy this movie that captures some of the process with the products, and a gallery of photos from the final presentations: