Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7262

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Category: 3. Trade/International Economics

School: Saint Louis Laboratory High School
    Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

4 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 16, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Vincent Tabor, Florida Martin, Joshua, Leelandro, Neil, Kurvie

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Joshua – A proficient English speaker, an artist who plays the guitar, a curious but also straight forward person, he is also thrifty. Leelandro – A very good dancer, he is resourceful and persistent, he is also a wise and imaginative visionary. Neil – He plays the guitar, he is a shy and benevolent person and he is always helpful and thoughtful at all times. Djan – An optimist who is always calm, an athletic person who is also a “techie”, he is also a multitasked and an open-minded person.

2. Summary of Our Project

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is our topic for our Project. The Project is focusing on the effects of reviving or making the plant run again so that it will become a solution to the energy demands in the Philippines. In our project, we will be showing a brief historical background of the plant and some controversies surrounding it. Even if the is decades old, there are still some unfinished business concerning it. A factor why we chose this particular topic in our category is because we want to show the people the pros and cons of having and not having the plant operating. We think that that is already our moral obligation to do so. We would want to make the people aware that our nation can move forward if we have a nuclear power plant like many of the nations around the world who have nuclear power plants generating energy for their country. We would also like to talk about the reasons why most of the Filipino people are afraid to use it. Some of these reasons are the fear of the Philippines suffering the same nuclear fallouts in Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. We hope that our project will also serve as a warning for the whole community that climate change and global warming may be a big disaster for the country. In addition, we are also trying to answer some questions that are commonly asked such as “will there be an alternative use for the plant?” “will it be converted into a coal mining company?,” or “will it just serve as a tourist attraction where tourists can take a look inside the plant and its intact reactor to see how nuclear energy throughout the world menacingly threatens the quality of life of the people if handled incorrectly. We would hope that our project is looked upon by environmentalist, anti-nuclear organization, and other eco-friendly/pro naturalist companies so that they can have their ideas expanded on solving the problem in Bataan.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Internet access: Our Internet access is sometimes too slow and sometimes fast.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had many obstacles in creating our webpage such as slow Internet access, due date of our project, and the answers to the project narrative. We overcame the obstacles by doing the project at a member’s house and having unity in our team.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We hope that our project will shed insights and make them realize that there is an alternative energy source for our country like nuclear energy. Because our country is full of demands for the need of energy, we hope that nuclear energy will solve this problem.

6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

The project is inline with our schools' curriculum requirement in Technology and Home Economics thus we were able to apply the skills we learned in the subject such as HTML and CSS.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?

-Some of the tools or materials we will probably use are: Pcs and Laptops Magazines and News Articles The Internet Libraries Video Documentaries Cameras And Camcorders

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.

-As Ambassadors to our doors to diplomacy project, we will be solely be responsibly be the people who will convey much information to the people of our society. We will effectively be active in sharing our project known to the society.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

-We hope that our project will shed insights and make them realize that there is an alternative energy source for our country like nuclear energy. Because our country is full of demands for the need of energy, we hope that nuclear energy will solve this problem.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

-Firstly, without our teacher Sir Vincent Tabor, we will not be able to materialize our visionary project. Secondly, our curriculum in THE 3 requiring us to do this project, we will not be encouraged and inspired to do this project. Lastly, without or parents who will be supporting us in all of our obstacles and hindrances in making this project


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