Project Description

Care for Ourselves, Others and the World

“In the final year of the PYP, students participate in a culminating project, the PYP exhibition. This requires that each student demonstrates engagement with the five essential elements of the programme: Knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action. It is a transdisciplinary inquiry conducted in the spirit of personal and shared responsibility, as well as a summative assessment activity that is a celebration as students move from the PYP to the middle years of schooling.”

(Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education 2007)

Under the transdisciplinary theme ‘how we express ourselves’, Year 6 students of Tunas Muda School conducted their PYP Exhibition on 17th February 2015 with the central idea “The arts can stimulate people’s awareness and care towards the world”.

The students were divided into four groups based on their interest: Creative Arts, Painting, Music and Dance with one vision, to make a difference for the wider community and offer solutions to real-life problems. Creative Arts group concerned about the huge number of trash and got the idea to make and sell some artworks out of reusable materials. Painting group sold some beautiful paintings to remind people to look after the earth. Music group preferred to show care to others by creating a touching song to encourage people to share their love to the needy. Last but not least, the dance group introduced a Papua dance in a modern way to make the culture known and unforgotten.

To start our journey, parents were invited and informed about our plan. We asked for their support and involvement in many ways, as resources, guest speakers, proof readers, etc. The students then were required to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involved them in identifying and investigating. They researched as much information as possible related to their issues through field trips, articles, books, newspapers, interviews, questionnaires and many more. Through this experience, the students got the opportunity to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.

After three month preparation, everything was paid off. Our PYP Exhibition was a great success. Rp 30.000.000,- was proudly presented to Habitat for Humanity Indonesia which would help us hand the donation to those who deserved it. Over 100 visitors came to join us celebrating the students’ achievement through performances and presentations. Once again we would like to thank all parents, teachers and mentors for your full support and generosity to make the children’s dream come true, to give a decent home to the poor.

Congratulations, Year 6! The action you took really inspired a lot of people. This is just the beginning. Keep up the good work. Keep loving and caring, for yourself, for others and for the world.
- Megasari Harsono (Year 6 Teacher) -