As we know in the final year of the PYP, students, carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. JMS students worked collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues of water pollution and the importance of recycling under the unit Sharing the Planet – save the Earth as its the only planet with chocolates. Students collectively synthesised all of the essential elements of the PYP in ways that can be shared with the whole school community.
To go further with the Inquiry they visited the XS project which is a non-profit organization (Yayasan) that works to improve the lives of families living in Jakarta’s trash picker communities.
There they learnt that the XSProject receives donations of discarded materials such as billboards, banners and automobile upholstery. From this waste, they create fun, functional and upcycled products that find a new life with consumers and create social awareness about the effects of trash.
Our students along with the parents took part into the exhibition process with lot of enthusiasm. With the collaborating support of the parents,the head of school and under the guidance of the mentors the students were able to film a short move called “Tomorrow Land” where they went into the future to show how life would be if without any nature around us.
Various areas of curriculum were also covered during the whole exhibition preparation like Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Health and nutrition.
The students also got the opportunity to interview Mr. Asrul one of the directors from another project that works to save the marine life, specifically the corals. The organization is known as Yayasan terumburupa, and consists of divers that collaborate and work to restore the corals and help them grow. The best part is that we can also adopt a coral and contribute our little in saving Mother Earth.
The students had fun creating different games for the visitors, making posters, putting up all the display, making different models of sea creatures, filming the movie and learnt a lot during the field trips and interviews as well.
By Ms Saran Kaur
Year 5 Teacher
Here are a few pictures from our Exhibition from the batch of 2016-2017