This year’s 5th graders became the first lower school class to participate in the IB PYP Exhibition project at CHA. Any of you that were in attendance on June 7th know what an amazing experience this was as the students wowed us with their presentations of complex global issues such as Child Labor, Gill-Net Fishing, Gender Inequality, GMO’s in food, Ocean pollution, and Animal Testing.
Passionate, confident, knowledgeable, inspiring, creative, and articulate are just some of the words parents in attendance used to describe the 5th grade class after their jaw-dropping Exhibition presentations. The staff members in attendance that day were equally as impressed with what excellent communicators the students were.
This year’s exhibition fell under the Transdisciplinary Theme of “How We Express Ourselves.” The central idea was: people can express their feelings and perspectives about global issues through the arts. The students began the unit by learning about different forms of art and how it can share a message. After completing their research, the groups were tasked with choosing an art form that would help them express their views and promote awareness of their chosen issue. By providing the students with the creative freedom to express themselves, each group crafted a unique art piece to showcase their issue. These inspiring works of art were shared with the parents, students, and guests in attendance.
We are so proud of the class for being risk-takers and taking on the Exhibition project for the first time at CHA. The students taught us the importance of standing up for causes we believe in, and that small actions can make a big difference. We are confident that these students are heading into middle school with the skills they need to succeed.
Congrats to the 5th grade for an inspirational performance. You have set the bar high for future classes. Keep standing up for what you believe in. You have, and will continue to influence the world.
Watch the gender equality video.