As I reflect upon the impact of our programme, I often return to the IB philosophy that provides us with both aspiration and guidance.
When you read the PYP philosophy, one striking aspect states that PYP students develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile to make a positive difference in their own lives, their communities, and beyond.
This month I would like to highlight a beautiful project that was integrated into the Eco-Schools challenge. Students were invited to draw pictures that showed how they imagined a better world might look. These visual messages filled with hope for our planet were delivered by Anaïs Cholle, our PY3 French teacher, to Les Gabres, a local retirement home in Cannes La Bocca for the residents to enjoy.
It was an immense joy to watch this project unfold these past weeks that taught and promoted both empathy and action. I deeply believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that children never feel too young to make a difference; there are so many inspirational examples in our world that support this claim.
Believing that we can make a positive contribution to someone’s life is both empowering and rewarding. We look forward to continued partnerships within the local community.