It was a dramatic start to the new term as our creative learners were called upon to help make a change in our locality. Over the past four weeks across the Primary School learners have been applying their skills in Science, Art, Design Technology, History and Geography to generate ideas of how we can make a change.
The adaptable learners all focussed on different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focussed on what changes they could make in our local community. It was amazing to hear the ideas that our young learners came up with and how best they thought they could make changes for the better.
Year 6 focussed on designing a sustainable city and thinking how best they could improve Kathmandu. They created models of their sustainable cities that showcased modern ways to travel, environmentally friendly energy sources and what infrastructure would be needed.
Year 5’s interest peaked in “water” and they moved to facilitate a change for one of our community partners. They were shocked to hear that not all schools in Nepal have access to clean water and decided that they would fundraise for a clean water system.
Their entrepreneurial skills shone as they sold soap at the Coronation Garden Party and are currently creating pieces of art to sell in a fundraising art auction.
Year 4 became climate change experts and, with their research and ICT skills, created and recorded commercials all about climate change. They also shared a very enlightening assembly all about Climate Change.
Year 3 focussed on the Life on Land SDG and investigated different ways to best deal with waste. They held a very well attended Swap Shop, where they were able to exchange toys and clothes with each other, lessening the amount of things that they buy.
They were also investigating what we could do with our bio waste in school. Through thorough research and investigation they will be creating a compositing area in the school.
Year 2 wowed Year 1 with their incredible stop motion videos all about Life below Water. Their videos showed us the dramatic consequences of overfishing, oil slicks and rubbish in the sea.
Gender Equality was the goal that Year 1 focussed on and in a wonderful assembly they showcased their work of designing gender neutral clothing and thought about how they could make the world a fairer place for girls and boys.
It was a great end to the unit and wonderful to see how compassionate and creative our Primary learners were in wanting to change the world.