IB PYP Exhibition Information (flyers below)
Learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides many formal and informal opportunities for students to demonstrate how they have developed and applied their knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and learner profile attributes through the inquiries they undertake. The PYP exhibition is a notable example of these opportunities.
All IB programmes include a culminating or consolidating learning experience in their final year: the exhibition in the PYP; the personal project in the Middle Years Programme (MYP); the extended essay in the Diploma Programme (DP); and the reflective project in the Career-related Programme (CP).
In the PYP exhibition, students demonstrate their understanding of an issue or opportunity they have chosen to explore. They undertake their investigation both individually and with their peers, together with the guidance of their teachers. Through the exhibition, students demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their learning—and their capacity to take action—as they are actively engaged in planning, presenting and assessing learning.
The exhibition is a powerful demonstration of student agency, as well as the agency of the community that has nurtured them through their years in the PYP. The learning community participates in the exhibition, supporting and celebrating the development of internationally minded students who make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Our Speas Global fifth grade students inquired into Sharing the Planet with the Central Idea: "Developing an awareness and understanding of finite resources encourages us to take action."
Our 5th graders, carrying on the understanding of this central idea, decided they wanted to take action and do a donation drive of some sort. They had a read aloud of the book How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor and also made connections and developed empathy towards those that are less fortunate. These learning engagements helped our Speas Global 5th Graders want to help our local community.
Students worked in interest groups to research what was most needed and where to donate food, toys, animal shelter donations, coats and coins. They created these flyers and need your help to take action for their IB PYP Exhibition Project.