The PYP Exhibition is a requirement for students in their final year of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Unlike a typical ‘Science Fair’or ‘Project’, the PYP Exhibition provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the development of their skills from the previous year, to develop a sense of responsibility in their learning and, most importantly, to be able to take action as a result of their learning. Students investigate real- life issues they are passionate about in their attempt to help solve the problems related. As a group, Year 6 students came up with the central idea:
“When people work on their passions, they can influence change”.
Students have been working on their PYP Exhibition for four weeks; having developed their own research questions, organised schedules for mentor meetings, and planned for their future trips to gather information from primary resources.
Throughout the process, students are guided to make informed decisions and to demonstrate their understanding of their particular topic of interest and to work as a team member. Such a learning process requires independence, critical thinking and problem solving; a very rigorous yet meaningful process to go through.
Soon, students will be deciding on the action they will be carrying out, as an extension of their learning. This particular aspect of the Exhibition reflects the commitment of the International Baccalaureate (IB) to promote service learning and the development of global citizens.
As a celebration of learning, the PYP Exhibition will be held on April 3, 4, and 5, when all Year 6 students will be sharing their reflection and experiences going through such a rigorous learning process.
Please look out for those dates as we would welcome everyone in our community and beyond to take part in their learning journey and reflection. More information will follow. Thank you.