G6 Humanities Focus
Students on the G6 camp focused on different religious architecture. They went to a Catholic church in Moxi, a Buddhist monastery and Islamic temple in Kangding. They were asked to look at the similarities and differences of the buildings. Some of the similarities they saw were the use of color to brighten the area, the use of symbols such as the cross or the moon as a representation of the religion, and the participants often gave blessings or offerings as part of the religion. It was very interesting to have the opportunity to see many different religions being practised in a small area, and the students became more aware of the architecture and styles of the region.
G7 and G8 Humanities:
Students has kicked off the year by focusing on Global Citizenship and Globalization respectively. They have collaborated with each other to share their own experiences with globalization and what it means to be a global citizen in order to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals. Due to the timing of the Explore China Trips, they got to explore ancient Chinese cultures near Chengdu while reflecting on how globalization has (or has not) impacted these different areas. The start of the year is well on its way as students continue to challenge themselves to embody the IB learner profile traits of open-mindedness, reflective, and caring, and balanced young learners.