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Form 1 pupils introduced to IB Middle Years Programme

27th September 2022

Oakham’s Form 1 pupils were recently introduced to the IB Middle Years Programme by providing an opportunity to wonder, be curious and develop their international-mindedness through a visit to the award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester.

During the visit the pupils had an opportunity to marvel at a live show entitled “it IS rocket science”, sit down and enjoy a presenter-led “journey through the solar system” in the Planetarium and visit many different galleries and exhibitions. The visit set the pupils’ minds whirring with questions about the universe, our place within it and travel around it – all the while considering the many exhibits that demonstrate the examples of the IB Learner Profile attributes in action!

The following day they considered their experiences during the launch of the MYP Community Project. The pupils were introduced to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development as part of the World’s Largest Lesson initiative and explored a range of global issues faced by many communities around the world. They also considered how some of those issues may also apply to their local communities.

Oakham School is proud to offer the IB Middle Years Programme to its pupils in Forms 1-3 as part of the provision to equip them with the knowledge, aptitude and skills to thrive in the world of 2030 and beyond.

The IB MYP is a framework of teaching and learning that encourages pupils to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. It is, however, more than just a set of subjects: it addresses the pupils’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being, and gives them the opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future. You can view the IB Learner Profile here.

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