The essence of the PYP Exhibition is to provide a platform where students will share their learning throughout the Primary Years Programme. With the depth of knowledge shared by our students, the exhibition was a great success. Students collaborated to create posters and models in order to share their knowledge on local and global issues in line with their passion and interests. This year, our focus was on ourselves as agents of change to save the Earth.
Students were able to create awareness of responsible actions to take to protect the Earth. They also took action in their own ways, like reducing the use of plastic, conserving water, avoiding littering and many more.
We are confident that our students have acquired knowledge and developed skills throughout the exhibition and better still took authentic action They also exemplified attributes of the learner profile and gained a conceptual understanding of issues affecting the earth. Indeed, the exhibition provides an avenue for students to take charge of their learning.
During the exhibition, the students proved beyond all possible doubt that they had been fully prepared throughout their Primary Years Programme and are ready for the Middle Years Programme, and the world as a whole. They were fully supported by Grade 5 who worked collaboratively to ensure the success of the exhibition.
The theme for this year’s exhibition was “Sharing the planet- Be the Change”. It is obvious that we need a change in most aspects of our lives as global citizens and this exhibition offered learners diverse opportunities to identify problems arising in our environment and find solutions to them.
To grace the occasion, we were privileged to have the Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Kwabena Biritwun, who doubled as the Guest of Honour and Speaker. In his speech, he highlighted how we can all contribute to saving the Earth and EPA’s efforts to combat climate change in Ghana.
He encouraged the students to take responsible action to help save the Earth. He was, however, impressed with the students’ efforts to raise awareness of ways everyone can contribute to saving the Earth through their PYP Exhibition projects
Art Exhibition- Changing the World Through Visual Arts
The art exhibition was fantastic. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 displayed their artworks from the unit of inquiry. The parents enjoyed viewing and appreciating their children’s artworks. The artworks displayed were not only aesthetically pleasing but, most importantly, used to enrich the unit of inquiry and also help solve real-life problems.
Below are the reflections from select members of the learning community who witnessed the exhibition.
This PYP exhibition has been exciting. I can see a lot of improvement and each project was well researched and learners have gained a wide scope of knowledge. Juanita’s project got my attention because her waste segregation is practical, relevant and cost-effective. I would encourage the school to take up that initiative as it will be beneficial to the Ghanaian community. (Mr Ebenezer Borlabie, Parent)
This exhibition is amazing and outstanding because when I look at the age bracket of the learners and compare it to the content, knowledge, and skills they exhibited, they must be commended. I was impressed with how they connected the various disciplines such as maths, science and languages to explain the global issues and suggest some actions to curb them. They have made my day and I say well done to all of them. (Mr Benjamin Darko, IB DP coordinator and parent)
The learners put up a great presentation. I observed that they understood the problems they were finding solutions to them. The way they presented themselves showed how diverse, flexible and inquisitive they learned and were not “boxed up” for this project. I will recommend the IB PYP programme to any parent who wants the child to develop a curious mind to learn. (Mr Albert Amekugee, parent)