This week our IBG project has finally taken shape. We have a consistent and organized plan, we already have a clear view of what we want to achieve, and we are now testing the recipes. On thursday during IBG time, Noa, Frances and I went to Frances's house with the purpose of testing the first recipe from our cook book. It's logic to think that a plan like this will be us fooling around, and not working at all. After all we are three friends leaving school early to go to our houses and cook; how serious could it get? But I was wrong. Actually everything turned out really well, everyone came prepared, we all stuck to our roles, and best of all, there was absolutely NO fooling around. We had our goal in mind and we literally didn't stop working until we finished the recipe. I was amazed with the level of maturity that we showed, in fact, I have to admit it was contaigious. The three of us where absolutely serious about this project, and where determined to work hard to make this cook book a success.
In a typical school project, students work to aim for a top mark, or even to pass the class; but its impossible to produce quality work when your motive is a number on a paper. This is what differs the IBG project from others, its not an obligation, it's a privilege. We work to pursue our passion, to make our project a success. This is when we start taking responsibility and acting with maturity towards our project. WE wanted our recipes to be exquisite, WE wanted to make each step of the process crystal clear, WE wanted this cookbook to be taken seriously, therefor we had to take our job seriously too. I really like how at least for me, the fact that the teacher is trusting me and giving me freedom to take lead, makes me more conscious of my actions, and helps me act with maturity. I believe that a student grows when he/she is just let loose with nothing to hold on to, but his/her own determination, when the teacher leaves it up to him/her to make something out of his/her time.
Now that we have a strong start we have to make sure to keep up the hard work, and give our maximum effort.