Wednesday 17 June 2020 marked the fourth Keith Dawson Independent Learning Project Prize-Giving Assembly, albeit virtually. The Dawson Project provides an opportunity for Year 9 boys at Habs to pursue a subject of special interest. Over a period of five months pupils research, engage with, and delve into a question of their choosing before presenting their project in any format they think suitable.
Haberdashers’ students are rightly known for their intellectual energy. It is this fact, along with the passion that Habs boys possess to explore new ideas, concepts and theories and to discuss these with their peers, that is fundamental to the vision of the project.
This year’s prize winners reflect the outstanding quality of projects, academic engagement and intellectual accomplishments of our Year 9 students. It is especially pleasing to see projects in fields not usually considered on a Year 9 curriculum, such as Psychology, Sports Science, Economics and Law. We hope that this spirit of enquiry and the sense of achievement it brings will stay with our pupils for years to come.
Keith Dawson Project Prize Winners 2020:
How did the battle of Stalingrad become the turning point of world war two? (History)
Is a ‘global country’ feasible? (Politics)
How will AI affect Religion and Morals? (T&P)
The World’s Population is Increasing; Resources are depleting. Was Thanos Right? (Geography)
Can technical analysis help your investment trading? (Economics)
Mathematical Paradoxes: Friends or Foes? (Maths)
Is Synesthesia the “Sixth Sense”? (Biology)
An investigation into the significance of HHV-6 in Catatonia and Mental Health Disorders (Biology)
How to best optimise performance in endurance sport through nutrition (Sports Science)
Composing a Fugue (Music)
Is Jazz once again the music of the people? (Music)