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IB ESS Senior Storytelling at Wells Bang Na

IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) candidates of the class of 2021, Hrithi Bhattacharya and Seung Eun Lee, created story books as part of the end of their Environmental Systems and Societies class here at Wells On Nut campus. As students aiming to change the world one student at a time, both IB DP seniors chose to focus on an environmental issue they thought most important to share with others, as part of developing their global citizenship and responsibility to make a positive impact on the younger generations. 

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Both Hrithi and Seung Eun created a story book to share with the Wells Bang Na campus and their younger peer learners. This gave an opportunity for intergenerational learning, and empowered these IB DP candidates and Wells graduates (#Class of 2021) to not only share their messages, but also learn and be inspired by the questions and work of these future Wells graduates and current IB Primary Years Program (IB PYP) students. 

On the last day as seniors, Friday May 21, 2021, the IB DP class of 2021 graduate Hrithi joined Wells Bang Na Campus Grades 3, 4 and 5 to share the story book she wrote and designed followed by a Q&A session. 

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After introductions, class of 2021 graduate Hrithi talked with the Wells Bang Na grade 3, grade 4 and grade 5 classes about their experiences last year in 2020 when people started wearing masks because of PM 2.5 air pollution levels. 

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Hrithi is reading her storybook for Bang Na grade 3 & 4 students. She wanted to give context for learning about a difficult topic in her IB Environmental Systems and Societies class that impacts our lives here in Bangkok — the smog that is part of air pollution.

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Hrithi is reading her storybook for Bang Na grade 3 & 4 students. The character, Anna, is researching about the air pollution in Bangkok and wants to learn more.

The Q&A session that followed gave an opportunity for the IB Primary Year students to ask their questions. Not only that, but since this was their first time making story books it was helpful that the younger students could give feedback on how the storybook might be improved. This feedback was insightful and showed the critical thinking and evaluation skills developing in these early learners! 

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Seung Eun’s story book was drawn by hand, and she recorded herself presenting the story here. She wrote and drew two chapters of a book that follows a girl and her stuffed animal through two journeys. We are excited to see where this character’s next adventure will be, and what important environmental issues we will learn about along the way! 

 

Written By: Ms. Katherine Caouette, IB Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) Teacher

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