Students of IB MYP at RMS One World presented results from the experiments they conducted during their weekend science retreat at an annual science fair. The students prepared posters for this occasion, which accentuated their research and presented their point of view more clearly to an audience of teachers and community members.
“The most important thing we gained from conducting these experiments was the ability to think on our feet and work as part of a team,” said one of our MYP students while writing their reflection.
“Everyone found their strengths and applied them to the experiments”, added by another participant.
Such science fair projects are self-validating and exciting because it is not just practice. It involves real discovery of little known or even unknown information.
The purpose of Science Fair was to enable them to develop the questions independently into formal, testable, solvable problems. When such studies are undertaken earnestly, the students often become driven by their projects. Learning the outcome and finding the answer can be an electrifyingly powerful moment of discovery. It proves to students, and to others, that We were successful and that we did it on our own!
Henceforth, of all the programs that a school should offer a student to improve self-esteem, it seems that participation in a science fair is one sure way to build student’s confidence, challenge his imaginative potential, and instill the incredible feeling of relishing an independent achievement.
Anti-Bullying Week at RMS
Roots Millennium School has always focused on the holistic development of your child. . Anti-Bullying Week in RMS MYP Program was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Its aim was to get students talking about bullying and thinking of ways that they can stop it at their schools and communities. Bullying behavior starts in children as young as age three. Research from the University of Wollongong revealing 93% of early childhood educators believe young children are capable of bullying. Anti-bullying programs are vital to help guide school children who may already be displaying challenging or aggressive behavior or to help kids who are being bullied. This year Anti- Bullying Week was celebrated on Monday 17th of November until the Friday 21st. The week was packed full of exciting opportunities for our MYP Millennials. The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week was: ‘let’s Stop Bullying for All’. Children made slogans and posters and shared their own personal experiences
Millennials made eye catching drawings and banners and wrote interesting reflections on the topic such as:
“Before You Speak, think and be Smart. It’s hard to fix a Wrinkled Heart.”
Creative Writing Contest
Students of MYP participated eagerly in the Creative writing competition.
The Creative Writing Program is an integral part of RMS English Literacy Club that recognizes the essential role of the literary arts in the life of our culture, and the importance of creative writing in helping our students to develop their own powers of expression, empathy and critical reading and thinking. We at Roots Millennium Schools MYP Program are committed to providing a learning experience that enhances our students’ creative, literary, and professional lives.
“Physical and Health Education”- An assessed Part of IB Academic Curriculum
At RMS One World International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programmed (MYP), physical and health education empowers students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and to develop the motivation for making healthy life choices.
Physical and health education focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity.
The defined dimensions help students to develop approaches to learning (ATL) skills across the curriculum.
Physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through opportunities for active learning, courses in this subject group embody and promote the holistic nature of well-being.
Through physical and health education, students at RMS One World can learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others, and develop effective collaboration and communication skills.
This subject area also offers many opportunities to build positive interpersonal relationships that can help students to develop a sense of social responsibility.
Students of RMS MYP program participated in an Intra School football match and won laurels for One World by winning a trophy.
RMS is surely known for the salubrious development of your child .Our MYP Program offers German language as on a professional level, speaking and understanding another language opens many career opportunities.
Our students of MYP 4 enthusiastically participated in the German Festival held at Aitchison College Lahore. Our young Millennials eagerly participated in a German Quiz, talent hunt and Futsal Match and won first prize in both the sessions.
A visit to United Nations
Director of UN Information Centre in Islamabad Vittorio Cammarota convened a workshop on Human Rights in which students of MYP- 4 became the participants too. Colorful posters and slogans highlighting the importance of human rights designed by RMS students made a difference. That artwork well demonstrated how Human rights are inherent to all human beings, no matter whatever is our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status and that we are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. The designing and executing the making of these posters and being an active participant of this congregation multiplied the empathetic level in our young ladies and gentlemen.
Learn by doing and experiencing at RMS Physics Laboratory
Practical ability to do experiments and analyze data is usually acquired through practice and experience. Application through hands on activity is very important in learning any new discipline; such as, for example, a new language. A good lecture may be very helpful but not fully useful without actual practice. In experimental science, practice involves solving many problems (i.e. homework) and performing a variety of experiments (i.e. labs). Practice is essential for the connection between theory and experience.
It is the need of the hour to send data too far of places with no time. Our MYP 3 students explored generation of waves and its transmission. They learnt information and communication technology that involves generation of waves by using a model of Ripple Tank having a vibrator and water tub for generating waves.
Learning from History
The Visit that served as an amalgamation of learning about historical Visual and Performing Arts elements:
MYP I and II students trip to Lok Virsa was another Inquiry Based learning activity. Students observed the Open Air Theatre and museum. After completing the unit on Stage the students were shown how Scientific and Technical Innovation can be used to change the Greek Amphitheatre and adjust according to modern day requirements. They were shown how skene, pardos, orchestra and theater are still in use after modification.
Students visited the museum and learned about the different aspects of Visual and Performing Arts and how music, art and Literature have been integrated through History. They saw different puppets and learned about the traditional “Putli Tamasha”.They also visited the library and learned about the first mammal found in Baluchistan, the oldest civilization Mehrgarh and folktales.
This year our young millennials appeared for E-assessment 2017-18. Assessments were conducted in their own campus. Students submitted their laptop on which test files was installed. Beside these backup of 5 systems were there for any foreseen difficulty/issue.