Form 1 pupils recently spent the day off timetable thinking about the Community as part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Community Service and Action provision.
Throughout the day the pupils debated author Suzanne Goldsmith’s definition of Community and tried to form their own through a carefully structured schedule of activities that included a drama workshop delivered by professional actors of UpFront Theatre Company, London.
Dmitriy Ashton, the IB MYP Coordinator observes: “Members of a community typically feel a sense of responsibility to one another – something that we wanted to emphasize during the day. This will lead to the subsequent Community Day session where we would explore how global problems affect our local communities and how pupils can take responsible actions to support the members of their local communities.”
James Cure, the Head of Lower School concludes: “It was wonderful to see Form 1 fully engage with their latest MYP day. The boys and girls worked hard at generating and debating thought-provoking ideas identifying links within and between the many communities that they are associated with. I am very grateful for the MYP team’s efforts in enabling this worthy day off timetable, including a visit from a drama workshop.”
This was the second MYP day for Form 1 this term, the first being in September when they focussed on the study of individuals and global problems. The MYP endeavours to develop active, compassionate and lifelong learners. The programme also offers pupils the opportunity to explore their strengths and improve their confidence.