Busselton PEAC students driven by passion projects

Primary Extension and Challenge Program students will be showcasing their passion projects at Coles Vasse on Saturday.
Primary Extension and Challenge Program students will be showcasing their passion projects at Coles Vasse on Saturday.

Passion projects have been driving gifted Years 5 and 6 students in the Primary Extension and Challenge program.

Year 5 student Elliott said they could pick any subject they wanted to learn about and were required to create a visual plans and pictures of their projects

"I did a project on India and Indian cuisine," he said.

"On Sunday I cooked a three course Indian meal with a drink and have researched the history of Indian food.

"I quite like cooking, while it is not a big part of my life I feel in charge when I cook, it feels really good.

"The best part of my project was that I got to go to Spice Odysee to see how they cooked Indian food, and got a free butter chicken."

Year 6 student Rocco has been researching the cultural history of the AFL.

"It really inspires me because I want to be a player of the game one day," he said.

"It has been really hard work but it's paid off - I now know a lot about it - I have also learnt a lot about its Aboriginal history."

Other topics their classmates have researched included endangered species, fruit carvings, face painting, Greek mythology and java scripting.

The students will be holding an exhibition at Coles Vasse from from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday December 7.