EXHIBITION REFLECTIONS - Grade 6 student interviews with Ms. Irina
Sharing the Planet is a theme of local and global significance, which is why students have been conducting in-depth inquiries into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and all living things.
Is there a person in this world that isn’t affected by the impact of plastic on the quality of our lives? Is it possible that climate change and global warming remains unnoticed by anybody? Can living organisms interact with natural resources to create harmony and sustainability? What is a role of the community in protecting the forests? Is overfishing connected to pollution of the oceans?
Once the students started looking for the answers, their findings were shocking. Our planet has so much to offer and yet its future remains entirely dependent upon our everyday choices and actions. If I may paraphrase the words of Dalai Lama - it is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve, reduce, sustain, and do everything in our power to take the best care of the world in which we live.
During one of their interviews with an expert - the head of the Climate Policy Unit in Warsaw - Mr Marcin asked our sixth graders ‘What do you think our city is going to look like in year 2050?’ Naturally, students described a bright future, with eco-friendly infrastructure, reduced greenhouse gases, vast greenery on the streets, efficient waste management, electric public transport. And you know what? I believe them! Why? Because I’ve seen them make conscious choices. I’ve seen them educate others. I’ve seen them being passionate about the issues they have been researching. I’ve seen them being active. I’ve seen them make a change.
PYP exhibition is a highly collaborative process. In addition to both cooperative and collaborative learning, focus on peer interaction and the promotion of social skills within groups, it also involves the whole school community – other students, parents, teachers, the school leadership team, experts, and mentors. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge the effort and devotion of every team member involved in the PYP Exhibition 2022 who helped our sixth graders throughout their PYP Exhibition journey.
Thank you Mr Wendell – our Grade 6 Homeroom teacher and a mentor of Group 3 – for going above and beyond in providing the students with continuous support and feedback.
A huge thank you to our mentors – Mr Bartek, Ms Megan, Mr James and Ms Kari – for your engagement, guidance, and ongoing encouragement. Our students have been exceptionally fortunate to have worked with such inspired educators.
Thank you to our CSW Music, Dance and Art teachers – Ms Kasia, Ms Klara and Ms Agnieszka – respectfully, for your enthusiasm, and for supporting our students’ creative expression.
Thank you to our experts from around the globe – Ms Tatiana, Ms Marta, Mr Marcin, Mr Thor and Mr Tomasz – for guiding our students through various areas of their research. Your willingness to help, your expertise, and your time spent with our students is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to our photographer and videographer – Ms Karolina and Mr Adam – who, in addition to photographic and video sessions, have also put their all into the Exhibition website.
Thank you to the Leadership Team of CSW – Ms Monika, Mr Dell, Ms Justyna, and Ms Małgosia – for ensuring that both preparations for, and the live Exhibition event, went smoothly and were such memorable experiences for the entire school community.
Kindest words of appreciation go to Grade 6 parents for their tireless support and encouragement throughout the Exhibition process.
#PYPX2022 has been a collective effort, bringing together the entire Canadian School of Warsaw community, and I would like to congratulate everybody on its unprecedented success!