This week, our Grade 5 students got together online to spread important messages of sustainability with our community. These presentations were the culmination of months of collaborating and inquiring into global issues. Our students did an exceptional job of sharing their research and action while encouraging participants to take action themselves. Our students have represented our school community well by living the school values of learning, community and responsibility. The Exhibition provided them with a rich opportunity for deep learning which was not hindered by the challenges of campus closure or a community lockdown Students worked in their collaborative groups using a range of communication technologies, and met with their research mentors on a weekly basis to keep the process moving smoothly. The resilience that this group of students has shown throughout the process was truly remarkable. Sessions throughout the day were very well attended by students, teachers, parents and special visitors. Students demonstrated masterful use of their technology skills – sharing screens and moderating discussions remotely, communicating with passion and deep knowledge of their chosen areas of research.
A few special highlights from the day:
- 52 zoom calls across 6 hours on the 17 Global Goals
- Students co-presenting from different parts of the world.
- A global audience from almost every continent.
- Hundreds of participants from across the school community including students, teachers, parents, grandparents and alumni students and teachers.
- Interactive presentations featuring polls, kahoots, slides, videos and group chats
- Challenges and calls from our G5 students to take action for sustainability
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. If you were inspired to take action, please share your ideas and favourite SDG on this padlet
Congratulations to the amazing Grade 5 students, their dedicated and caring teachers and mentors who supported these projects. Thank you to those members of our community who joined the conversations. Together we are making our world a better place.