1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
To complete our project we used six computers belonging to our team members, six mobile phones (ours as well), a camera (Alex’s), a scanner (Veronica’s), many books either from our teachers or from the library. As part of our project we have made a survey which gave us a chance to talk to other students (around 100) or to people in the street (around 25). The most useful technologies were our computers on which we use Microsoft Office and the camera because we used them to do research, record information, write our project and do the final draft.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
When we first started working on this project we didn’t know much about what it would involve, so we started by talking to the teachers who talked to other people and we ourselves talked to our parents, friends and relatives, trying to see what each of them thought about the subject we dealt with. Little by little, the teachers gave us more freedom and encouraged us to take initiative and get in contact with more and more people, not only from the school, but also from different organizations, institutions and even leading members of our community. We had to set up appointments, meet people in person, interview people in the street, gather opinions from students, doctors, nutritionists and other categories.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Like any “CyberFair” project, we are trying to make a difference to the world. We have already started by going to different groups in our school and talked to them about our project and what it means. We have also convinced our high school to give us space on its official website to host our project. Furthermore we will publish articles in local and regional magazines or newspapers. All in all we are confident that our project will be a starting point and a challenge for our fellow students and our community, which will give them an insight into the importance of using international affairs and diplomacy in solving any global problem such as that of diets that our project depicts. By teaching our local community more about health we will bring them all together in a joined effort to live a fulfilled life.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We would like to thank all those who have helped us with this project: our families and friends, our teachers and fellow students, the respondents to our questionnaire (especially forms 9A, 10B, 11B and 12A). Without them our task would have been a lot more difficult if not impossible. They have offered us support, encouragement, useful advice, patience. Last but not least we want to thank the technical staff from Global School for their assistance, patience and support in all difficulties.