Celebrating the PYP-eXperience

Last week our Elementary community came together to celebrate the PYP Exhibition – the final and culminating project of our Primary Years Programme, undertaken by our Grade 5 students. The PYP Exhibition at UNIS Hanoi combines our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with a student chosen, authentic inquiry.  We were delighted to have Grade 5 parents join us on campus as we opened the Exhibition with student performances before inviting families to explore the various inquiries that were stationed in a number of locations around the school. 

This year, our students really focused their energies on creating an interactive experience for all who came to learn from their exhibits.  As visitors to the exhibits were informed about a range of local and global issues related to the SDGs, they were also invited to participate in a range of experiential learning activities, simulations and games that helped them to better understand the issues being presented.  This resulted in high engagement from our audiences, and two days of incredible presenting and exhibiting experiences for our Grade 5 inquirers.  

As researchers, presenters and SDG experts, our fifth graders were truly knowledgeable, principled and confident communicators. The PYP ‘experiences’ included a gender equality quiz, a poverty simulator, a global warming demonstration, health and fitness tests, pledge signing, waste sorting activities and so much more.  This year, our exhibition was truly ‘learning by doing’ with a call to action at every exhibit.  

Our fifth graders’ understanding of issues impacting our planet and their ability to communicate these to audiences ranging from 3 year olds to adults, was simply outstanding.  

Our Grade 5 students have made us all feeling very proud this week and in awe of the incredible global citizens that they are becoming – they are our inspirational role models for a better world.