Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase-Nord Anglia Education
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19 June, 2023

Student Showcase Spectacular!

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As we gradually return to normality following COVID, it was wonderful to be able to open the campus to a wide range of parents as part of our Learning Showcase. The school was buzzing with activity as our whole community came together to acknowledge our students successes and achievements from across the year.

The morning started with a warm welcome from our senior leadership who reflected on the year so far while also looking ahead to next academic year, including confirmation of significant campus investment which will take place during the summer period. Mrs Vaughan shared the news that work has already commenced on our brand-new library facilities, with secondary upgrades, primary classroom improvements, IB suite development and new catering facilitieall to start once students depart for their break next week, and we will be able to share news on our new catering company very soon.

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Following the introduction, parents enjoyed a morning of in-class demonstrations from their children, showcasing their learning from across the year through a variety of fun, discussion-based activities including clay modeling and flower art in Early Years; science experiments in Year 1; construction competitions in Year 2; volcanic eruptions in Year 3; business propositions in Year 4; construction projects in Year 5; botanical tours in Year 6; mathematical challenges in Year 7; culinary demonstrations in Year 8; and artistic showpieces in Year 9.

It was wonderful to see so many families across the campus - this was the largest gathering of families in school for academic showcasing for several yearsand was a perfect set of examples of how NAIS Pudong can nurture creativity and confidence in all our young learners. As well as many other on-site activities and events for our students and families across the rest of 2023, we are already excited for the next showcase which will take place towards the end of Term 1.

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Now follows all the highlights from the Primary Learning Showcase. 

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Our EYFS team - Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception - joined together for a range of activities inside the classroom, including clay modeling, flower art, and milk science. They also had the opportunity to explore the outdoor environment by participating in an obstacle course and water race!

Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase

Year 1’s confident learners led a science experiment for parents who learned about the function of the stem and how water travels through the plant. Other students worked with their parents on a seed bomb activity, having prepared instructions in advance. They also captivated their audience with their performance of the Seed Song during their learning showcase. Fantastic performers!

Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase

Year 2 students and parents were excited to share their learning about buildings. There was a tense competition amongst the families to build the strongest house and to win the knowledge competition. The parents also had fun learning to make glue from scratch following the children’s instructions.

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With perhaps the most exciting of the morning’s demonstrations, Year 3 students gave presentations to parents about natural disasters, with parents invited to ask questions afterwards. The morning culminated with model volcanic eruptions!

Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase

Year 4 students turned into Young Entrepreneurs this morning and gave excellent descriptions to their audience of key features of a successful business. As part of this project, they created prototype sandwiches which were given to parents at the end of the session.

Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase

Our confident Year 5 students impressed their parents with their presentation skills by sharing their knowledge of house construction and building models from around the world in a project which saw them take the role of estate agents trying to sell their models. The presentations included impressive knowledge of a variety of housing structures, styles, and cultural contexts.

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The Year 6 botanists demonstrated their stellar plant knowledge and enthusiasm during their parents' visit. They created activities for parents such as flower pressing and giving guided tours of their school garden.

Now follows all the highlights from the Secondary Learning Showcase. 

Student Showcase Spectacular!-student showcase

Year 7 students engaged in various challenges and problems to showcase their excellent maths skills. These tasks encouraged students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations. The challenges ranged in complexity and difficulty, with some requiring advanced problem-solving skills and others testing basic mathematical knowledge.

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Our Year 8 French and Spanish chefs showed off their culinary skills by taking over the school's cooking room and creating homemade delicacies. The young chefs worked diligently in the kitchen, using their language skills to follow recipes and communicate with each other effectively. With a mixture of French and Spanish influences, they whipped up mouth-watering dishes that tantalized the taste buds. From savoury soups and stews to delectable desserts, the cooking room buzzed with energy and creativity as the students shared their creations with pride. Well done to all the budding chefs!

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In Year 9, we witnessed a splendid example of cross-curricular integration between English and Art. Our students transformed into art critics as they wrote descriptive pieces to capture the essence of the artwork produced by their peers. This activity not only helped enhance their writing skills but also enabled them to appreciate the beauty of art. It was indeed a delightful way to create an intersection between different subjects and broaden their learning experience.

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Finally, our considerate social impact students were enthusiastic about sharing their wealth of knowledge with others to help better the world. They were eager to showcase their projects, including innovative initiatives like designing bird feeders and other solutions to improve the welfare of our feathered friends. Their passion for social change is inspiring, and they continuously strive to use their skills and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Well done to all involved in such a wonderful and engaging morning of activities, all of which show the scale of progress made by our students across the period of just one academic year. They now take these skills with them as they head into the next year group where the hard work continues.