This has been a very busy week for the whole school including the teachers and students in the elementary department. On Wednesday, we all participated in educational activities that gave us a better understanding of UN day. We discussed the rights of a child, before breaking off into teams for team-building games and themed arts and crafts. On Thursday, we had a fun time on our field trips to Angel Art Studio, Green World and Air Gene. Finally, on Friday we welcomed the Fah Zhi students who gave us an incredible musical performance before breaking off with the Grade 5 students to do a more in-depth session.
Courtesy of Ms. Aimee Eppel
ES UN Day
On Wednesday, April 18th the Elementary Students participated in UN Day activities as part of TAIMUN week at AST. This year's theme was Sharing the Wealth for a Better World.
The students learned that the United Nations was formed after World War II as a way to try and restore peace around the world. Today, leaders from the UN work together to try and maintain peace, resolve conflicts and issues and provide aid to their citizens.
The students learned about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and created posters focusing on various rights they have as children. They then engaged in a variety of fun activities that incorporated collaboration, cooperation and critical thinking skills. We discussed how these were important traits of leaders as well as necessary life skills.
There was a lot of laughter and smiles throughout the day as students interacted together. We are proud of their positive attitudes and cooperative spirits. We hope they continue to remember the importance of working together and sharing the wealth for a better world.
Courtesy of Ms. Genevieve Murphy