Throughout the year, our goal was to instill confidence into the hearts and minds of the new freshman with the tools within the Makerspace, as well as train the sophomores in being shop managers after the seniors graduate. So many great kids came to the minicourse, but only a few really made an mpact on us running it. they showed great attention while working on their projects, as well as being all around great kids. they have really inspired some of us and that in itself has made the whole minicourse worth the time we put into it.
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Over the past few weeks in Ms Aziz's class, we have studied pollution and the effects it has on the environment. For our project, my group and I made a video regarding the litter problem that Philadelphia faces. We chose this topic because it is an issue that is looked past a lot and we all believe that there should be more attention brought t it, because it is literally killing the city. I helped with a lot of the research and filming of the project, as well as some of the script and speaking in the video. I personaly believe that my group did a wonderful job with everything. I enjoyed this project a lot not only because I learned a lot about something relatively new, but it also changed my perspective on what I do and how it may effect the world around me.
Over the course of this project, not only did I learn about the lead issue in our city, I learned that I could have very easily been one of the people affected by it. I also learned that most of the neighborhoods with lower income have a greater problem with this issue, whereas the higher income areas of Philly are not at as high of a risk. I found that interesting, yet unsurprising, because of course the richer areas have the money to take care of the problem, but the poorer ones do not.