On Thursday 16th October a small section of Regents International School Pattaya's Primary was transformed into a fascinating series of exhibits featuring people who have changed the world.
This was the culmination of our World Changers topic and our Electricity Science theme. The children were free to choose any person they thought had been a world changer, and then justify their choices by building an exhibit, showing off the main contributions made by that person, illuminated by bulbs, motors and batteries. We supported the children in class and on Moodle by providing examples; looking at global issues, such as hunger, and prejudice, and then examining how some individuals were motivated to try and change the injustices and dilemmas they saw.
As usual, when given a free reign, the children came in with an extraordinarily rich crop of great people, some well-known, other less-so. The experience was rich and varied with all students and parents being provided with post-it notes to provide all important feedback on each exhibit.
We had exhibits on: Nelson Mandela, The Wright Brothers (including a model aeroplane with working propeller), Henry Ford, Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks and Albert Einstein. However, the children also found inspiration in Sir "Tim" Berners-Lee, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Wilson Greatbatch, Mary Seacole, Markus 'Notch' Persson and Mary Anning. If you have no clue who these people are – well, you should have seen our exhibition!