Middle school students present their passion projects
Eighth grade students have been working on passion projects in Bible class, a semester-long exercise to help students explore existing interests and learn more about something they enjoy.
The purpose of the project is to merge students' interests with Biblical passion. Each student started with a list of five things they like to do, expanding to why they like to do them. Constructing a final presentation on their exploration helps them to review, reflect, and share on their personal journeys. Projects were vibrant and diverse, ranging from fishing, running, cooking, and music, to training dogs, making guitars, and calligraphy.
"The overall idea is for students to figure out what skills and passions God has put in them, and then for them to be able to take that activity and find God in it on a daily basis. As an adult, it can be hard to exercise this, but it improves our relationship with the Lord and shows us who we are," explains Instructor of Eighth Grade Bible Bo Morrissey.
One student, Pierce DuRard, made music from an electronic tool called a launch pad to share with his class. Another student, Anni Routh created an iMovie about her experience as a runner.
"If we can get them to relate the things they love to the gifts that God has given them, we can help strengthen and grow their faith," says Morrissey.
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