Unless you have problems, stick to your plan. Avoid wasting time. Keep your project well organised. Be sure to use your plan all the time.
While you are doing your project, who will you communicate with about your progress?
- Make sure all project members are kept up to date with the project's progress.
- Your school community can be told through newsletters, school website and email. Pass some progress reports onto school committees.
- Keep in touch with your partners.
- Your local media will be very interested in your activities.
Don't be scared to boast. For more communication ideas refer to the communication menu on this website.
Monitor and refine
Keep using and referring to your plan. Monitor how well the project is progressing. Are you keeping within your expected timeline? Be quick to pick up any problems, issues or difficulties. Don't hesitate to modify and refine your plan as you progress with your project.
As individuals, take 5 minutes to make a list of the best things that happened while doing the project. Include at least one person you enjoyed working with and why. Was there anyone you got to know better? What kind of project would you like to do next time?
Now that you have finished your project it is time to celebrate. You may already have some ideas about how you would like to do this. Some things to think about are:
- How will you include your partners?
- What involvement if any will the rest of the school community have?
- Will you want to make a display?
- Will you show off the completed project?
- Are you going to invite the local media?
- Will you have something to commemorate the completion of the project eg certificate for everyone involved, plaque