Blood, Sweat, and Tears, these three words represent are DI project this year. We have been avidly working since January to impress the exceptional judges at the B.C. DI Regionals. In this post, I will try to reflect on the preparation, revision, and work I did to create an awesome presentation.
This part of the project is the most essential, because being organized at all times is imperative. We did many sheets and assessments to prepare are selfs some of those were…
1. Project Management
Throughout this project, we were tasked to fill out specific sheets to help us organize many things like, timelines, budgets and prices, team choice elements, rules, and materials. These sheets were extremely fulfilling because even though they were time-consuming in the long run they helped so much with being able to see all my ideas on paper. Seeing your ideas on paper helps a substantial amount, because you can finally see if you’re ideas, are crazy and unrealistic or awesome and totally feasible.
Those are just some of the many helpful planning sheets we used to keep our selves organized.
One of the biggest ordeals in the whole project was the script. For this project our whole project was very much based on the performance/script, saying this it was also the part that we struggled as a group with. For this section of the project are group did not devise a plan as a group and for that reason, it began to become very complex. As PLP students we have learned to always revise and that’s what we did, in the end, we compacted and refined it into a more simple performance that we felt people could follow. This is a prime example of not taking our time and not thinking thing out, this is also something that I will remember for the projects to come.
After tons of hard work and perseverance, I personally think we came through for regionals and I am personally very proud of the work we have done. For each main event, the judge’s give you scores on each section of your project. Things that the judges would score us on is… The story, team choice elements, and the maze traveler. For regionals are score was a little disappointing but also exciting because we can make it so much better.
In PLP I have slowly learned that focusing on the positives can be very helpful towards success. Some of the positives that the judges pointed out were.
– The costumes were very strong
– We worked well as a team
– The backdrops were awesome
– The wings were super cool
Now that regionals are behind us as PLP students we must reflect on the ups and downs of our performance.
1. What went really well? What worked really well for your team
Throughout DI I can confidently lay out many things that went very well here are some. First, is the work that I feel was quite well spread out within our group which consists of Lucas, Emily, Kiefer, Jamie, and I. Next I personally think that our artistic section of the project was really cool and creative. Thirdly I feel as though are script is very creative and I think that even though it was a little complex it was still cool and original.
2. What did not work/was a disaster/unhappy about?
Making mistakes is a huge part of learning and becoming a better person, that’s why I make a ton of mistakes some of those being… First of all I feel as though our lack of communication and understanding of that the task was appalling. I feel very strongly that we would have come to regionals more confidently if we were more organized throughout the full span of the term. Next, I feel as though the passion we worked with for the first period of the term for DI was not up to standards, therefore we were not producing always super high-quality products.
3. Looking closely at your raw scores, what did the appraisers identify as your areas of greatest opportunities?
For this regionals, the judges felt as though our area of greatest opportunity was are artistic costumes and backdrops. Though what we needed to work on the most is the creativity of the navigation of maze traveler. I feel although the reason the maze traveler was so weak was that we left little to no time to create an innovative maze traveler.
Overall I feel as though DI has been such an awesome learning experience and I am ecstatic to be blessed to go to provincials And show how great we are.