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F2 Community Day: Home

A guide to accompany the remote, off-timetable, low-screen MYP Community Day for F2 pupils

What is this Community Day all about?

The purpose of the day is to think about the pandemic, consider the big problems faced by people around the world today, and propose ways in which we might help to improve life in our communities after the pandemic

By the end of the day, we hope you will have gained a greater understanding of global problems and what we, as individuals, might do to help solve them.  In addition, we hope you will feel able to make a personal pledge (or two) for action.

 

 

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Timetable for the day

09.00-09.15

Assembly in F2 MYP Community Day Team – join meeting individually – you will have received an invitation to this meeting.

Introduction to the day – why, how, what, when.

09.15-10.30

Time to complete Tasks 1 and 2.

10.30-11.00

Break.

11.00

Optional check-in with Mrs Breag in F2 Community Day Team.

11.00-12.30

Time to complete Task 3. 

12.30-14.00

Lunch.

14.00

Optional check-in with Mrs Breag in F2 Community Day Team.

14.00-16.00

Time to complete Action Tasks. 

16.00

Upload photos/recordings of everything you have produced during the day to Assignments in the F2 Community Day Team – and your ‘Pledge for Action’.

09.15-10.30

Task 1:  

Watch video The Pandemic is A Portal by Arundhati Roy - A Future where the Global Goals are achieved  

As the video says, the pandemic is giving us a chance to rethink, to break with the past and imagine the world anew.

Your task is to think about the problems facing the world, the things that need to change in order to create a better world after the pandemic, and to create a diagram outlining:

  • World-wide problems (global)
  • Problems that are particular to where we live (local)
  • Local problems that are also problems in the wider world

Please produce your diagram by hand. You can see an example on the right.

Task 2  

At the end of the video, reference is made to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs).  These were established in 2015 and agreed to by the 193 members of the UN, as a route-map to creating a better world by 2030. They are designed to tackle the three big global problems of poverty, inequality and the environment.

Your task is to work out which SDG deals with each of the global and local issues you identified during Task 1. You can make this as decorative as you like – use arrows, colour, pictures, doodles, cut out the SDGs and stick them to your diagram – as you wish, as long as we can see that you have made the connection between your list of problems and the SDGs. You will find an image of the SDGs on the right, as well as an example of what you could produce. Again, do yours by hand. A3 paper might be a good idea.

11.00-12.30

Task 3

Watch two of the World's Largest Lesson videos: 

Your task is to produce a mind map that includes:

  • problems that you feel affect you, your community and the wider world – probably those from the middle section of your diagram (from Tasks 1 and 2);
  • your opinion on which of these is the most important to tackle, and why;
  • what you think you could do to help solve these problems.

There are some examples on the right, but feel free to be as colourful and inventive as you wish. Do yours by hand – and please don’t just copy the examples!

14.00-16.00

Action Tasks:

Based on the problems you identified this morning as being issues in your community, and the solutions you thought of, it is time to take action.

For this afternoon, you have a choice of activities to complete.  You should aim to do two, but if you wish to try more, please feel free to do so. 

These are based on the 'What Can I Do?' poster on the right. We did 'Think about it' this morning and you will choose a way to 'Act on it' at the end of the day, so for now you have the opportunity to:

Talk about it:

Write a monologue about one person’s experience of the problem.  Perform to camera and record.

OR

Write a speech (Greta Thunberg style) about the issue and why it is a problem. Record yourself delivering this speech.

Dream about it:

Produce some creative writing showing what a better world could look like.

OR

Use dance or movement to express your visions for a better future and record yourself performing.

Write about it:

Write a short song or rap (with melody and lyrics) about one of the problems, about living with it or what could be done about it.

OR

Write an article for a magazine or newspaper outlining the problem and things to do.

Make art about it:

Create a costume from waste material (perhaps to accompany a monologue or dance if you have done those activities).  You could also design the make-up to go with this costume.

OR

Make an artwork or poster that:

  • Draws attention to the problem;
  • Helps to solve the problem, e.g. art to brighten up a public space, or to cheer up people in a care home, hospital, school – if you identified this as a local issue.
  • Gives a vision of a better future.

Please remember

If you are unsure about what to do at any stage, or have any questions, you can join a meeting in the F2 MYP Community Day Team (at 11am and 2pm) or you can contact Mrs Breag via the Team, or by the email link below throughout the day.

Don't forget:

To upload photos /recordings to Assignments in the F2 MYP Community Day Team at the end of the day.

To complete your Pledge for Action in Assignments too.

If you want to find out more

For more World's Largest Lesson information, you could watch Part 1 which is introduced by Malala Yousafzai, or have a look at the World's Largest Lesson: Live! 2020 - at 35mins it was too long to ask everyone to watch it.

There is also a Booklist for Teens associated with the World's Largest Lesson: Live!, so if you are looking for something new to read, give it a try. 

Normal term-time Library opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 08:30-21:15
Sat: 08:00-16:00
Sun: 14:00-18:00