Our MYP Grade 8 students did an amazing job of overcoming the challenges of the pandemic and have produced some fascinating Community Projects. They have inquired into a range of issues facing societies, from creating safe ways to dispose masks to exploring how we can take better care of Qatar’s cats.
The Community Project is an important part of the MYP, it helps with preparation for the Personal Project in Grade 10 as well as developing students holistically in line with the IB Mission Statement.
Students have to apply multiple skills in order to be successful, especially it is crucial that they develop their communication and collaboration skills, both of which are very important competencies when working in a group. It has been a delight to see students work hard and embody many of the Learner Profile attributes, particularly how caring our students are about the community we live in and the wider world.
Through the link, you will be able to access our very special and innovative virtual exhibition – https://bit.ly/3p1JsZH
Each section shows three of our student’s work. After viewing them and giving feedback, please move along to see the rest. You can always go back to the previous sections you have already visited by following the markers on the floor.
Please read to help you navigate through the virtual space.
By clicking on the markers on the floor you will be able to move around in the virtual space. Each section is designed by three of our students. When viewing the section you are linked to the related Sway (a new window will open). Please make sure to read the Sway as at the end of each Sway you will have the chance to leave you feedback which especially is very valuable for our students. After that, you can close the window and go back and look at the next project.
Do not miss the welcome video in the center of the virtual exhibition which will give you an overview of all their work.
Please be aware, loading time for the virtual space may take a while depending on your internet connection, please be patient.
The final exhibition is the culmination of the students’ IB Art experience. They have made a selection of their best work produced during the 2 years course and these were presented in the form of a curated virtual show which articulated their purposes and intentions as artists.
The students had the opportunity to present the work in any medium and we can find Acrylic paintings, Lino printing or casting sculptures. However, there is a noticeable propensity to use digital techniques such as Photo Edition, Animation or Software developed painting among others. Such preference could be the result of a pandemic that has definitely affected the way our students experiment with different techniques at school. Due to the implementation of an online and blended-learning, we have been given the opportunity of exploring a bit further the digital world.
Nonetheless, this has been a very successful exhibition where the students have experienced the concept of the space and its importance for the display of the work and its impact on the audience.
The virtual exhibition will be soon published and the SEK community will be able to visit it online and watch the results of the tough but enjoyable journey of our DP Art students.
This week we celebrate the teacher appreciation week 2021!
First and foremost, we would like to thank all teachers, and especially our teachers at SEK International School Qatar, for all their hard work throughout the past year. They had to find new ways of teaching and, despite living through a global pandemic, managed to succeed when schools all across the world had to adjust.
As SEK-Qatar is part of a global community of 325 Microsoft Showcase Schools, we are delighted to share an inspiring video, created by students who are part of the Microsoft Showcase family.
The official Microsoft Showcase School Website puts it in these words:
“Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
“For what is poetry, if not beauty?” -Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate Dear teacher, Thank you for opening our minds and hearts to the beauty of poetry, math, science, history, art, technology and so much more. Love, students everywhere.”
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