IB Science Group 4 Day: Collaborating to Make a Better World
At LAS, we aim to create global leaders that are innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world. Through the IB diploma, students are encouraged to think about their place on our planet as global citizens and consider how they can change society in the future. Group 4 Day endeavors to bring students from different science-based subjects together to participate in a group activity that encompasses their learning across all their IB Diploma subjects.
Visitor Alice Richard began the 2022 LAS Group 4 Day with a card game based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 interlinked goals are designed to be a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” Through this card game, students were asked to make decisions to meet their personal targets and observed the effect on the global economy, society, and the environment.
After reflecting on this activity, students played again to see how they could still meet their personal targets but have a better global effect. This activity was interesting, as it showed students the impact of decisions on multiple areas and demonstrated the importance of working together to minimize our impact on different aspects of humanity. After this, students worked in teams to produce a two-minute video detailing some good news in sustainability, highlighting which of their IB subjects this activity linked to and which UN Sustainable Development Goals they support.
We were really impressed by how hard-working and collaborative students were during this activity. They engaged with challenging issues and brought new and innovative ideas to the table. These are all essential characteristics and qualities that make great Global Leaders! At the end of the activity, we displayed the videos and voted on which group would win dinner with the Dean of Students, Mr. Fomalont. Well done to the winning team and to everyone for making engaging videos that tackle the issues of today!