One of the ten IB Learner Profile traits that MYP students strive to develop is compassion. Adolescence can be a time where students feel like others different from others and alone, so focusing on ways that we can connect with others around us and in the wider world is important to building a sense of compassion. This month at ROMS, students in their LEAP classes worked to help others have a sense of compassion by spreading awareness about different charities that work to help groups at both a local and national level. Students designed doors to inform the school about the organization. After the doors were completed, students voted for the door decoration that conveyed the intention of the charity the best; third, second, and first prize were each awarded a monetary prize ranging between $20 and $50, which would be donated to the charity the door depicted. Students' excitement as they worked on their doors was contagious. Walking around the school, you could hear students discuss the reasons why their choices supported the ideas of the charity and how important their charity was to the wider community. This compassion and commitment service are evidence of the power of letting students take charge of their learning by exploring how it connects to the larger world. Check out the wonderful work our ROMS students created in the short video montage below.
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