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WISS PYP Exhibition 2016 Shows Exceptional Student Work

June, 2016
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As a brilliant example of the power of the IB and the PYP, the PYP Exhibition at Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) showed exceptional student work in areas relevant to today’s global society. Parents from WISS, students of all age groups and guests to WISS made their way through the exhibition over two days on 17 and 18 May.

wiss-pypexhibition4“With a palette and paint brush, we can change the world!” as the slogan, the Artistic Eyes group shared much enthusiastic discussion about the power art has to bring social change. The students also made a series of videos explaining their ideas in a story-telling format.

Robotics was definitely a hot subject presented by several groups. One group explored the e-car, solar powered vehicles and even had a robot model that they had programmed to move on a certain course. Another group inquired into robotics and its impact on the medical system. They discovered that there are many new breakthroughs in robotics that are helping with a range of health issues. To help learn about how medical robots work and to help inform the WISS community; this team built a robot using Lego Mindstorms. They programmed their robot to move along a line, sense objects, pick up the object and return to its starting position.

Another group looked at Virtual Reality (VR) and its impact on education systems. They proposed that VR could provide experiences and learning that is not possible within the traditional classroom walls. Students could experience different cultures, geographies, natural phenomenon, careers, and much more through this new technology. To explore VR, students ordered Google Cardboard headsets and tried out a variety of VR educational experiences.

There were advocates and awareness campaigns for animal rights, students discussing the relationship between religions and government, groups investigating warfare and its impact, student-designed video games and so much more. Feedback from parents, guests and teachers was overwhelmingly positive.


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