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My World in 2050: Peter Symonds Announces Winners of Inaugural Project

Peter Symonds PSC Project 2024 Winners
Peter Symonds PSC Project 2024 Winners

Peter Symonds, Winchester, announced the winners of its inaugural PSC Project at a ceremony held at the college on Friday 19 April.  Prizes were awarded to local schools including Kings’ School, Winchester, The Mountbatten School, Perins School and Toynbee School for their successes in presentation, organisation, enthusiasm and most in-depth research. 

Launched in January, the PSC Project 2024 invited school teams of Year 10 pupils to use their creative, research, collaborative and presentation skills to create a short film under this year’s theme of: My World in 2050. The competing schools chose topics ranging from: the NHS, the possibility of utopia, migration and criminology. 

Fiona Webb, Director of Curriculum said: “We devised the PSC Project to equip secondary school pupils with the study and team-working skills they need to enable a smooth transition to sixth form college.  We also hope that the Project provided a sneak preview into subjects that can be studied at college such as Environmental Science, Economics and Sociology, some of which may not be available as a GCSE within their secondary setting.  We were blown away by the calibre of the entries and are already thinking about next year’s theme.”

The Year 10 team at Perins School said: “The biggest challenge was finding the time to meet up and work as a team. Everyone had a clear role and we gave ourselves achievable deadlines.” 

Sabina Labrow, Head of Extended Project Qualification and Oxbridge Tutor said: “We hope that the PSC Project has enabled local Year 10 pupils to experiment with research and put into practice different styles of independent learning. Taking part in the PSC Project is excellent preparation for undertaking an extended project at sixth form college. The essential skills developed will stand pupils in good stead at, and beyond sixth form, preparing them for future employment and higher education.” 

Posted: 24 April 2024

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