Building on the ongoing learning we have been doing with visiting Thames Water and the Sustainable Development Goals we held our second MYP Interdisciplinary day based around the theme of ‘Water’. Staff and students were given the Leonardo Da Vinci quote ‘Water is the driving force for all nature’ last week to start pre leanring before the day.
Working with the charity Fields of Life, a Kent based charity that supports water projects in East Africa, students and staff wore blue with their business dress and donated money to support the charity. We were very fortunate to have Deborah Cameron form the charity come and deliver an assembly to the students about the work they do and how our support will have a direct impact to provide clean water to the communities they are working with.
Throughout the day students worked across all learning areas completing a range of activities for example; building filtration systems, extended writing pieces around the theme of refugees and the role water plays in war, creating water turbines, investigating why some people around the world do not have access to fresh water, developing websites and apps promoting cleaner oceans and eco systems. These were just a snapshot of activities.
It was an excellent day and worthwhile learning experience for our students and staff showcasing students making connections across learning through exploring clear and relevant links across the curriculum as well as an fantastic opportunity for a large number of class chart points to be given away based on our IB Learner profile character attributes.
We will share our final total collected for Fields of Life once all monies have been collected. Further details about the charity that we are supporting https://www.fieldsoflife.org/