In their final year, all our Grade 5 Primary Years Programme students participate in the PYP Exhibition. It offers them a rewarding and challenging opportunity to showcase the attributes of the IB learner profile and celebrate their transition from primary to secondary school.
The PYP Exhibition involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into a real-life issue or problem that’s pertinent to them. This typically involves the use of a variety of source materials: first-hand experiences, interviews, surveys, field visits, etc.
At the end of the project, students host a daytime exhibition for the rest of the school and an evening exhibition for parents. This involves students using a range of media and forms of expression to communicate what they have discovered during the project. This normally includes the use of moving and still images, audio, animation, work, oral presentations and performances.
Throughout the project, students are guided by a staff mentor.
The research that builds up to the PYP Exhibition usually lasts 8 to 10 weeks. During this time, students’ preparatory work for the Exhibition is sometimes shared with members of the wider school community.
2020 & 2021 PYP Exhibitions
2020 and 2021 were unusual years for our Grade 5 students. Covid-19 meant our students had to work together online to research their projects, and the PYP exhibition to the rest of the school and parents had to be set up virtually.
Our Grade 5 students at both Kensington and Hampstead managed this challenge brilliantly. A highlights video of our 2021 Hampstead PYP exhibition can be found below.
Hampstead PYP Exhibition 2021 highlights