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5th Grade Exhibition Event

     On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the 5th grade students at H. Clarke Powers School presented their knowledge and passion toward bringing awareness to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  These 17 goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.  The Exhibition proved to be a journey of discovery and learning!  
     Students inquired about the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environment, peace and justice.  The students came to a deep realization that these goals interconnect and in order to leave no behind, it is important that we achieve each goal and target by 2030.  Using their research skills, students gathered information to become knowledgeable on these global and local issues.  Students had a strong desire to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and to share their knowledge by creating presentations to spread awareness to others.  The students awoke to the fact that the future of the planet lay in their hands and in those who gained knowledge by listening to their Exhibition presentation.
     With great enthusiasm and dedication, the students raised awareness for a plethora of different organizations to help make our world a better place.  Furthermore, the students were able to share their advice and tips on how make a positive impact on our world through understanding that small actions made by many do make a huge impact on our environment.  Students learned to "think globally, act locally".  
     As the IB Coordinator, I am extremely proud of our 5th graders who truly made a difference through their actions:  learning ways to share the planet, spreading their knowledge to others, expressing their passion toward important topics, reflecting on their learning, and most importantly, growing as learners!  
Way to go, Kodiaks!