Action and Service Learning
In the PYP, it is believed that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. An explicit expectation of the PYP is that successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the student as a result of the learning process.
This action will extend the student’s learning, or it may have a wider social impact, and will clearly look different within each age range. As a PYP schools we offer all learners the opportunity and the power to choose to act; to decide on their actions; and to reflect on these actions in order to make a difference in and to the world.
Actions taken by students include fundraising for earthquake victims, building liters of light for a local community, posting signs to protect wild life, writing letters to local government organizations, distributing food, toys and interacting with students from a local dumpsite and in a local schools to name a few.