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Aga Khan Academy Dhaka celebrates students’ innovation at PYP Exhibition 2024

12 June 2024

On 10 June 2024, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka held its much-anticipated Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition, a culminating event for the Grade 5 students. The day was filled with energy and enthusiasm as students showcased their learning journey.  

The event began with a welcome performance, setting the stage for the exhibition, which was divided into two sessions. The first session was attended by Grade 4 and 5 students from the International School Dhaka (ISD). The second session welcomed parents who were eager to see their children's work. 

The creative introductory session received high praise from ISD teachers, who were impressed by the students’ ability to collaborate and integrate music into their presentations. The students’ creativity and confidence were evident in their communication skills, leaving a lasting impression on the visitors.  

“The PYP exhibition is the credential to move forward and prove their credibility as a responsible, ethical and independent student to the Middle Years Programme (MYP),” remarked Ms Shatila Reza, the Academy's junior school principal. “The exhibition served as a culmination of the PYP programme, preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the MYP.” 

Parents found the exhibition to be a moving and emotional experience, witnessing their children become self-reliant and confident in their research and learning.  

“I am surprised to see my son present so confidently and with so much knowledge, the exhibition is excellent,” said Grade 5 student Adyan Hossain's father. 

The event was well-documented, with parents capturing moments of all 17 groups spread across different classrooms on the second floor. Students, whether in groups, pairs or individually, excelled in presenting their projects.  

“It is inspiring to see the students celebrating their learning, growth and creativity, reflecting the essence of the International Baccalaureate learner profile engaging the audience,” said Ms Tanjina Hossain, the PYP coordinator. 

The Head of Academy Ms Suvina Shunglu commended the students for understanding the local context and applying their studies to real-world concerns. Students provided logical answers and statistical data to practical queries from teachers and parents.   

Overall, this year’s PYP exhibition was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, teachers and mentors at the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka. The event not only highlighted the academic achievements of the students but also their growth in creativity, communication and critical thinking. As they move forward to the Middle Years Programme, the students have proven their readiness to tackle new challenges as responsible, ethical and independent learners.