Gideon (14) sent us this project from Haberdashers Askes Boys School in London, UK. You can download his document here.
My project is a simple, cost effective, and enjoyable project . In a nutshell my project idea is to create pipe cleaner and tissue paper flowers, and hopefully place them in self designed vases by the children. This project targets both boys and girls because the girls will mostly design the flowers, and the boys the small pots.
If this project is passed then they finished designs of the flowers and the vases will be taken to old age homes across the country to show our appreciation for what the elder community do for the Jewish community of this generation.
The mitzvah that this is based on is to respect the elders, and gemilut chassidim.
Gideon also said:
The web process which I decided to use was called “Appshed”, and is an application developing site which allows anyone to develop an app of their own. I decided to use this tool because I am very familiar with the program and I have the technical ability to develop the app into almost anything I wish it to do or have or look like.
Personally, I felt that making an app would be a great idea simply because it could be accessed by all, all the time because of the importance of the mobile phone in this era.
Also the application idea is more easily accessed that a presentation and I feel that it is very aesthetically pleasing.
Unfortunately, the app is having trouble being published so on the attached document above, I have given a guide of the app on three different phones, Nexus 4, iPhone and Blackberry Q10.
If the above web page, the link, does not work, I have attached a bar code scan to the document above.
When asked how he could launch this Mitzvah as a project in his school Gideon replied:
Launching this project would be very simple in my synagogue, but not in my school. Due to the fact that I dont go to a Jewish school I would not attract the same amount of people as in my synagogue. So I will explain how to launch this in my synagogue instead.
Annually, my synagogue, Norrice Lea, holds a Mitzvah Day event with lots of different stands for children to go to, make things, and package things. I would simply make a stand at this event and would hopefully attract many people. I would explain to everyone who came to my stand, the idea behind the project and give them a simple idea for the flowers design (I have a few on my app).