With the rapid development of the science, many unbelieveable things might happen in the future, just like 5G communication, bike-sharing, and the Didi Taxi. Twenty years ago we could not imagine door delivery take-out food. They have changed our life style.With the development of the internet, data, AI, virtual life, and 3D printing, human beings are participating in the fourth science revolution. Every student is a participant in this science revolution. Maybe they will be a successful inventer.
Review of “Principal's Award for Creative Ideas”
We still remember last year‘s “Principal's Award for Creative Ideas ”. The students had their perspective, did some thoughtful research, and presented some impressive videos.
Now we have the 2nd “Principal's Award for Creative Ideas ” in our PYP Section
Primary Year School Students‘s creative ideas are a reflection of curiousity and a desire to learn.They have a positive attitude, independent thinking skills and are motivated through their interests. From September, the PYP students learned various creative methods, such as enumeration, temporary journalism, and role play. Students researched individually or in groups in order to explore possibilities.They completed a “Creative Ideas” journal, including planning stages, how they made the products, and reflected on how they tried to solve the problem. Today let‘s celebrate their exploration.
Many students submitted their work. We found that they were good at discovering problems. The students‘ ideas were fancy and meaningful. Choosing the better work from the best was enlightening but difficult. We considered the following points:
1. The product shows the students‘ action. We see that they can focus on the weaker points of society. They had to ensure it was fair and equal as well as catering for the needs of people. They must show how they used their prior knowledge and skills to find out a new and smart sustainable solution to solve the problem. Their aim was to make our life healthier.
2. The plan that the students submitted had to be a specific product that could be realized by current science and technology.
3. Students were expected to complete the task independently. The lower year level students could ask for their parents‘s help to some extent. The principals, teachers and all PYP students viewed the products and submitted their votes. There were 13 finalists chosen.
奇思妙想校长奖：Principal's Award for Creative Ideas
P3B张灏谦的彩笔整理器。P3B Zhang Haoqian‘s Colored Pencils Collectng machine’
P3A沈珂羽的遥控浇水壶。P3A Shen Keyu‘s Remote Watering Can’
P3B 蔡雨宸、李兆凌、李泽萱的宠物监控报警器。P3b Cai Yuchen, Li Zhao lin, Li Zexuan‘s Pet Monitor Alert Machine’
P5B费润生的红军长征博物馆。P5B Fei Runsheng‘s The Museum of the Red Army’
P5C夏雨果的折叠拖鞋。P5C Xia Yuguo‘s Foldable Slippers’
During the voting period, we discover that many students‘ work not only focused on the science but also focused on the weaker points of the society and attempted to design things to make our life styles healthier. So this time, besides the “Principals Award for Creative Ideas ”,We also added two more awards:“Lifestyle Choices” and “Participation Awards”
P1B刘子谦的智能红绿灯P1B Liu Ziqian‘s Smart Traffic Lights
P5C贝天乐的便携式头盔P5C Bei Tianle‘s Portable Helmet’
P4C丁艾芮、张博雅、丁杰睿的智能鸟屋P4C Ding Airui, Zhang Boya, Ding Jierui‘s Smart Birds’ Nest’
P1A颜梓杰的游戏音乐盒。P1A Yan Zijie‘s Game Music Box’
P4C李时睿、王梓帆的验票机P4C Li Shirui, Wang Zifan’s Cash Checker
P3A孙采薇的自动咖啡降温机P3A Sun Caiwei‘s Automatic Coffee Temperature Controler’
P3A张敬颐的车载小桌板P3A Zhang Jingyi’s Smart Table Board for the car
P5C史瑾轩的路由器保护风扇。P5C Shi Jingxuan‘s Fan for the Router’
It may seem that their creative work is still childish and that the products are not practical, but please remember not to stop thinking. As long as you persist, you may realize your dreams in the future. Let’s imagine what we will look like in ten years. You may be enrolled in the college just now or you will be the freshman in the society. At that time, will you still keep the thinking habits? What will a thinker look like?
Please let me introduce you a man,who is an ordinary college student of Beijing You Dian University. He graduated in July this year. He is also a video maker on the internet and has more than 8 million fans. He is a Apple fan himself. In his spare time, he likes making scientific products. He is the first one who interviewed the current CEO of Apple Company—Tim Cooper. Before graduating, he did an unusual and amazing thing. Let‘s take a look at it.’
Let the thinking be enlightened in every corner of WFL school campus.
The stronger teenagers, the stronger country. WE need to cultivate thinking from the early age.
Let‘s use our intelligence and flexible hands to be the builders of our country.