Year 6 Works on Sharing Planet Exhibits

28 April 2010

Many students of Year 6 have their creative hats on these days as they scramble to meet the deadline of the Year 6 Exhibition titled, Sharing the Planet to be held on 19 May, 2010.

Many students of Year 6 have their creative hats on these days as they scramble to meet the deadline of the Year 6 Exhibition titled, Sharing the Planet to be held on 19 May, 2010.

The exhibition is designed to encourage children to explore how sharing the planet can sometimes cause conflicts and what our responses should be as individuals and societies. Groups of students have selected topics ranging from World War I, Rwanda genocide and deforestation to creating awareness of peace and exploring root causes of conflicts in the world.

Some of the students like Mohamed, Muttawakkil and Khalil are drawing inspiration through direct contact. Their topic is WWI and so they visited the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Tudor (Manyimbo) with their parents. While Aabid, Aditya, Brian, Ryan, Dhruv are seeking the assistance of senior teachers in coming up with an experiment that would replicate acid rain for their exhibit, Weapons and You.

Pauline, Grace, Ali, Shirley are using the PYP aspects into their exhibit titled Peace Begins with Me. “We’ve included things that are understandable to all kids of ‘smarts,’” they said, “such as visual bodily kinesthetic, number, verbal and nature smart.”

Others like Uzmah, Juwairiya, Rachel, Ilham, Gillian are seeking answers through interviewing subjects about religious/racial conflicts. In the process they realized the worth and value of saving precious data. “We need to remember to have a back up when saving our work because some of it is getting deleted from our folders!” they admitted.

Salmaan, Bevertone, Samuel, Saul, Malcolm and Alfred feel that working on the exhibit together has created opportunities for them to bond with each other and learn about different people from different backgrounds. “Although we are finding the exhibition fun and a good experience, we are worried about finishing everything on time,” they said.

Agents of Peace, Krupa, James, Moriah and Angela—who are gathering information on Idi Amin might be ahead of the game. “We understand our lines of inquiry, central idea and summative assessment,” they said. “We are starting to print out our displays.”

We look forward to the final results of all this hard work in May and wish the students much success.