When do year 6 students begin to think about their PYP Exhibition?
From the very beginning of the academic year, the stage is set for students to be international-minded and agentic learners. One such provocation was the short video we watched – Wangari Maathai’s “I will be a Hummingbird”. The PYPx 2020-2021 was a showcase for students to be agents of change, no matter how small.
Under the umbrella of the transdisciplinary theme ‘How We Express Ourselves’, Year 6 used the Arts to share their message to ‘Heal the World’. They chose a range of issues from clean water and sanitation, pollution, video games, space travel, video games, animal relationships with humans, travel in the time of CoVid, Artificial Ingredients and Sports and Wellbeing and brought into the spotlight the cause- effect, impact on society and the need for action.
Armed with their personal planners and support of their teacher and student mentors, the inquiry process could begin. Hours of research, and the feedback from their mentors and teachers fueled the inquiry and drove their message across to the audience. Our students met several setbacks found in themselves the resilience to continue after setting higher goals as assessment capable learners.