One of the transdisciplinary themes that all Grades at Northbridge International School Cambodia inquire into each year is named How We Express Ourselves. It is defined by the IB as, “An exploration of the way which we discover and express our nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs, and values through language and the arts.”
The last two weeks in Primary have been a celebration of different types of expression through various events, sessions with guest speakers and performances. Here are a few of the highlights:
On 28 February, Grade 2 - 5 students enjoyed an assembly with the children’s author Ciaran Murtagh.
During this time, students learned about how he became an author and how he finds inspiration to write great stories. Later, he then ran writing workshops with our Grade 3 and Grade 5 students to help them develop their skills as authors.
All students in Early Learning to Grade 2 enjoyed a performance from visiting actor Daniel Foley in his one man show Big Ears -The Dog That Wanted to Fly.
The students watched with great pleasure as he entertained him with the story and shadow puppet show. Afterwards, he went into Kindergarten classes to lead a mask making workshop with the students before going to Early Learning for a Movement and Music session.
Primary students enjoyed celebrating their favourite books on Book Day as they paraded around dressed up as characters from their favourite books. It was wonderful to see so many parents join us on this day.
Students went on to have a day of activities focused on reading and writing which supported their understanding of the power of the written word.
One of the most public ways of expressing oneself is on stage. This week we were treated to a wonderful performance by our students who have been working for months on the stage play Annie.
The commitment and dedication of the students, parents, and teachers are highly commendable and it was a thrill to watch some of our shy students gain confidence and surprise us with their acting and singing skills.
The fact that all the dances were choreographed by students was an added bonus as they had the chance to put into practice all that they had learned in their dance classes.