LIS PYP Exhibition Festival 2018

The Exhibition is the culminating event for the Primary Years Programme. Students draw on their learning from all of their primary years to engage in collaborative inquiries into issues or topics of importance to them. Students then present and share their learning with the school community in a range of ways that highlight their own strengths or interests.

This year the overarching central idea for the Exhibition was ‘Passion, purpose and curiosity inspire us to lead and take action’. Accordingly, over the past eight weeks of the Exhibition unit of inquiry, Year 6 students have inquired into a passion or curiosity and have identified a purpose in their actions.

The staging of the Exhibition this year was held on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May. Presented in a ‘gallery’ style, the audience had the opportunity to wander around, view artefacts, art installations, and videos, and have in-depth discussions with students. There were also a series of exhibits that demonstrated the learning process, including a timeline, reflection board, collaboration wall and a collaborative art piece.

On the evening of Thursday 31st May, Year 6 students shared their learning with their parents, staff and board members, during the ‘official’ staging event. This wonderful demonstration and celebration of learning showcased conceptual artefacts including models and artwork, writing pieces, and videos. Students spoke with confidence and pride as they shared their learning journey. The evening ended with energetic and inspiring performances including dance and singing.