Prince Alfred College – A New Approach to the PYP Exhibition

October 08, 2020
In the midst of complex and uncertain times, Prince Alfred College, like many schools around the globe, has introduced new and innovative ways to share its students learning – this year adopting a blended approach to the PYP Exhibition which included both a real-world and an online exhibition. PYP Exhibition is a culmination of the learning that occurs across the Primary Years Programme, providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge, skills and understanding through a collaborative inquiry. The central idea for this year’s exhibition at Prince Alfred College was Individual and Collaborative Expressions Impact Communities, which falls under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves.

Over a number of weeks, the boys examined a range of topics, from sustainable footwear and robotic beach cleaners, to origami, cultural resorts and music for wellbeing. The Exhibition was held in Prince Alfred College’s ANZAC Hall on 22 September with Prep School Staff and Students attending the exhibition, which included a live performance, across three timeslots to ensure that the event was COVID-safe.

The Year 6 students enjoyed sharing their learning with the visiting student groups, and it was wonderful to see the knowledge, passion and enthusiasm with which they spoke about their projects. Much of this process, including the boys’ performance, research, oral presentations and reflections, was recorded, to be shared with friends and family via an online exhibition in Microsoft Sway.

We congratulate the boys on their effort and achievements, and to the staff for their flexibility, innovation and commitment to the boys’ learning in what has been an extraordinary year. 

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