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The ‘Expresstival’ focused on students expressing themselves in different ways throughout the day

This year’s Year 6 Exhibition at Glen Waverley began with a wonderful provocation, ‘Expresstival’; a day full of creativity, and the invitation for students to think creatively. A range of whole-class and small group rotations throughout the day focused on students expressing themselves in different ways.

Held in September, the PYP Exhibition is the culminating learning experience for students in their final year of the Primary Years Program. It’s an authentic process for students to explore, document and share their understanding of an issue or opportunity that’s of significance for them.

Opportunities to engage in fun, collaborative experiences at school have reinforced the value and importance of working together for a common goal. Even a return to remote learning didn’t stop the Year 6 students collaborating. They just continued by using MS Teams!

Like all good experiences, the journey was just as important as the destination. ‘Exhibition is really fun and I really like doing it,’ said student Rachel Wang. Colleague Levi Young agrees. ‘If there was an exhibition for the process so far, what a marvellous exhibition it would be. Lockdown has been like an itch you can’t get rid of, but we’ve gotten past it. With exhibition coming up, Year 6 is ready,’ he said.

The process of Exhibition can be challenging, but the outcomes are so rich for all involved. It’s a wonderful vehicle for our students to demonstrate their development as internationally-minded students who make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others. We can’t wait to see where this journey takes them, now and in the future.

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