Kensington and Hampstead PYP Exhibitions

Inspiring inquiries into important issues, detailed research and confident presentations were the hallmark of this year’s Grade 5 PYP Exhibition.

The big ideas explored included:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Foxes
  • Diabetes 2
  • Rising populations and Green Spaces in London
  • Bacteria
  • iPads in Education
  • Community services & well-being of the elderly
  • Plastic pollution

Children planned their own inquiries, tested their group-working skills to the limit and learned to set tough deadlines and high expectations. Through  art, drama, music,  math and writing, in true transdisciplinary style, the students explored and engaged with their issues.

For many, the challenges included organisational and research skills. For some, the challenge of speaking in public to a large audience. For others, perfecting their English to be able to present confidently was the biggest challenge.

In an Exhibition Day at both Kensington and Hampstead campuses, and involving the whole community, the students presented their findings to classes across the school. The culmination was the evening presentation to parents in a special, candlelit event.

The experience is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile that have been developing throughout their study of the PYP.

Grade 5 students from both Hampstead and Kensington provided excellent exhibitions, and we are very proud of their achievements.