PYP Exhibition - KENYANS: Our Rights, Our Responsibilities

26 July 2012

The PYP Exhibition is a culmination and celebration of the PYP Learner’s experiences from year 1-6. It took place on 21 and 22 June 2012, and is an opportunity for the students to exhibit their knowledge, learner profile, attitudes and trans-disciplinary skills that they have gained over the years as PYP students.

The Grade 6 students getting ready for the opening ceremony at the PYP Exhibition - 2012The PYP Exhibition is a culmination and celebration of the PYP Learner’s experiences from year 1-6.

It took place on 21 and 22 June 2012, and is an opportunity for the students to exhibit their knowledge, learner profile, attitudes and trans-disciplinary skills that they have gained over the years as PYP students.

The Chief guest Ms Gladys Shollei receiving a token of appreciation from Shayaan Muraj (6A) This year’s PYP Exhibition was based on the real life problems and issues that the citizens of Kenya are facing today. The exhibition was titled “Kenyans: Our Rights, Our Responsibilities.”

The main focus of the exhibition was to identify some of the key issues in Kenya and find relevant and sustainable solutions for them. The different groups were: Corruption, Crime, Justice, Poor Healthcare, Diseases, Drugs, Family Violence, Street Kids, Road Safety and Global Warming.

The Diseases group presenting information on the most prevalent diseases in Kenya todayStudents worked in groups of 4 or 5 for eight weeks where they immersed themselves in the research on their topic of interest. The culmination of this research was the final exhibits that were put up for viewing. The entire school community was invited for the celebration where the grade 6 students were able to display the knowledge and understanding that they gained on their topic of interest.

An integral part of any research cycle is the action component: “now that the students have learnt about a particular topic, what are they going to do about it”.

The Chief guest Ms Gladys Shollei and parents listening to a presentation from the Justice group.A big over-arching idea for the action that was quite prevalent in all the exhibits this year was the idea of sensitizing the community about the problems. The students came up with varied posters, flyers and brochures that they used to sensitize the community with.

Overall, the exhibition was a huge success and the students learnt a lot, not just about their topic, but about the importance of collaboration, sharing ideas and finally going through the inquiry cycle.