Student Reflections On The Student Blogging Challenge!

This is a guest post by students Emily J, Kira H, and Sam C. They are Canadian high school students who use a CampusPress network to host their impressive blogging program.

The three authors of this post all have their own student blogs. Take a look and leave them a comment. They’d love to hear from you!

Sam | Emily | Kira

To find out more about the wonderful Performance Learning Program they’re a part of at Seycove Secondary School, check out their website.

Seycove PLP website

Now, over to our guest bloggers…


Are you a student interested in blogging? Then check out the Student Blogging Challenge!

This biannual event is a great opportunity to connect and be inspired by meeting new people, learning skills in areas such as coding, science, and web design, and be able to creatively express your ideas through blogging.

2018’s Challenge had over a thousand bloggers who signed up, and maybe next time you could be one of them!

Here’s a video we put together about the challenge…

Who Are We?


Sam profile photoHi, my name is Sam. I’m one of the many students that participated in the 2018 Student Blogging Challenge.

First, let me introduce myself. I’m currently a student at Seycove Secondary located in British Columbia, Canada. I am in Grade 9 and I’m in a special program called PLP. Or you can call it, the Performance Learning Program.

In this program, we learn by using devices such as iPads instead of textbooks. If you want
to know more about me, go to my About Me page on my blog! Anyways, enough about
me. Let’s move onto how I felt about the Student Blogging Challenge.

First, let’s start with the challenges. Personally, I thought the challenges can be difficult but fun at the same time. Each challenge is supposed to teach us something.

For example, one of my favourite challenges was the week 6 challenge. The week 6 challenge was the scientific challenge. We got to research about something we were curious about and then share it.

For me, I chose to research about the universe. Or more specifically, how old the universe is. Based off of my research, I learned that the universe is about 13.8 billion years old! Now how did they calculate that? Well, I guess you have to go to my post to find out.

From my point of view, some challenges are supposed to teach about your knowledge, some are supposed to teach about your blogging skills. Personally, one of the most important things I thought was great is commenting. This allows you to connect with thousands of people that do the Student Blogging Challenge.

You get to learn about their point of view of solving each problem and I think that’s an important part of the Student Blogging Challenge.

Sam's blog PLP screenshot


Emily profile photoHello, my name is Emily, and I’m a grade 10 student in the Performance Learning Program at Seycove Secondary. I’ve been blogging for about two and a half years now, but it wasn’t until I participated in the Student Blogging Challenge that I realized how empowering sharing your stories by blog can be.

Through the unique challenges (the music task from week 5 being my personal favourite), I feel that I was not only able to develop my writing voice, but learn how to express my thoughts in creative and engaging ways.

It was also incredible to get to hear from people halfway across the world and see how similar their experiences with blogging have been to mine. It makes you realize that we are not all that different from one another, no matter where we happen to live.

I hope that I get the chance to participate in this challenge again next year, and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in any of the aforementioned areas.

It’s been a great outlet for me to express myself and pick up new skills.

Emily's blog PLP screenshot


Kira Profile Photo

Hi! My name is Kira! I’m in grade eight in the Performance Learning Program so that means my class got the opportunity to participate in the Student Blogging Challenge!

I’ve always wondered what’d it would be like to be a blogger and this year I got to experience that! Having a blog was exciting, you could express yourself in creative ways and really show what you learned.

Having a blog made me in control of my learning and free to express myself, something I feel many students miss out on.

Writing the blog posts made me reflect on all the learning I had done and really appreciate all the effort I’d put into something!

None of the challenges were boring to me since all the topics were things I was interested in. If I was to choose a favourite topic I’d have to choose the scientific challenge because I got to choose something to learn about, being able to choose what I was learning about made me become more engaged in the topic.

My blog is something that I’m now very proud of; it’s like having your own little personal folder of all your learning and ideas.

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! Of course! Even if you think you might not like it try it out, there is some much to learn just by writing a few sentences a week.

Become a blogger and share your stories with other learners across the galaxy!

Kira's Blog PLP screenshot

See You At The Next Challenge!

In conclusion, the Student Blogging Challenge is a great place to interact with thousands of people around the world.

It’s a great thing to do if you want to improve your blogging skills or to simply learn about different unique subjects.

It’s a great place to show off your amazing work to the world. Each week, people are selected for their outstanding work!

We all hope to see your blogs, at the next Student Blogging Challenge.

Learn More About The Student Blogging Challenge

We thank Sam, Emily, and Kira for sharing their experiences with us.

Be sure to take a look at these students’ blogs. Their high standards and creative approaches to blogging really shine through.

STUBC summary -- see the website for more information

Quick Student Blogging Challenge links

Any questions or comments for our three guest bloggers? Scroll down to find the comment box!

Three Candian students who took part in the 2018 Student Blogging Challenge share their reflections and a video about their challenge experience.
Three Candian students who took part in the 2018 Student Blogging Challenge share their reflections and a video about their challenge experience.

One thought on “Student Reflections On The Student Blogging Challenge!

  1. I enjoyed reading all of your stories! I am interested in developing student blogging in my instructional plans for my students this year. As a career-technical instructor, I feel that my students could learn and share a lot of ideas concerning digital projects through an educational blog. I would welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have for me in working with my students.

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