The culmination of the PYP (Primary Years Programme) in Grade Five is the PYP Exhibition (PYPx), a collaborative project where students are required to complete a self-directed inquiry into a topic or idea of their choosing. The PYPx is to the PYP as the Personal Project is to the MYP and the Extended Essay is to the DP. The PYPx is a major milestone in students' learning journey.
This year students in G5 inquired into the following Central Idea under the Transdisciplinary Theme How We Express Ourselves:
We express our passions and interests through our actions, however big or small. One key component of the project is to take action in order to show their understanding of their topic and to contribute to a cause or stimulate positive change.
As part of their action, some of our G5 students are taking authentic action by sharing their messages in this edition of the Lincoln Link about deforestation, plastic pollution, and overfishing. We are proud of all of our G5 students in their completion of the PYPx and hope their action will inspire others to do the same.
POSTER BY CHERYL OKUGO & FAYE MUMUNI
For the PYP Exhibition, we took action by nursing ten trees. We plan on re-planting them around LCS in August.
We also made a poster sharing the consequences of deforestation. We want to show our poster to the whole L.C.S. community to motivate people to also take action like we did.
VIDEO BY LINCOLN ATTOH, MALIK CALDWELL-OCHIENG & DYLAN MOORE
This is a video that tells a story about plastic pollution. We made it because we want to share what happens when we pollute the environment.
We hope that you will begin to recycle and reuse plastic as much as you can. We must all take action!
POSTER BY SERWAA GYIMAH-ASANTE and THEA SIVAN
We made this poster to spread awareness about overfishing. We must all take action to help solve the problem of overfishing because fishes are more important than we think they are.
They help to produce oxygen for the ocean and for us on land. If fishes are depleted the consequences will be significant for humans.
Story by by Sylvia Ampofo (G5 Teacher) and Natalie Wilhelm (PYP Coordinator/Assistant Principal)