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Great ideas start with small: AIS hosted an exhibition of student projects
June 25 Alabuga International School hosted an exhibition of projects of primary school students – PYP Exhıbıtıon.
IB PYP Exhibition is a significant and culminating event of inquiry activity in primary school. The students conduct personal and group projects that enable them to demonstrate their potential, skills and expertise in inquiries. The projects are represented as the solution to real problems and challenges of the local or global scale that contain studies based on data collection or empathy, economic assessment, innovation/inventive, scientific and technological component.
7 projects were presented at the exhibition:
1. "Vertical Greenhouse in a Flat is no longer a dream”. A greenhouse that allows you to grow plants all year round and is equipped with a special lamp and an automatic water supply system.
2. “A healthy snack during the day will keep AIS students active, hooray!”. The student presented  programmed robot that delivers  healthy snacks without any contacts.
3. “ How automation can ease human’s action against flooding? ” Students presented an automated water gathering system.
4."#Animalslivesmatter, high technology for animal safety " the project aims to increase the animal population with special "box houses" that increase the safety of their lives.
5. ”Sustainable boats as the future solution to water pollution”. Suggested solution can be achieved thanks to an invented boat that collects garbage while floating in the water.
6. "SSCS: how STEM stops Covid spread". The students identified the main source of the virus and presented an automatic tool for issuing protection against infection.
7. "Reduction, reuse, recycling" which addresses the problem of recycling and reuse of garbage.
After the presentation of the projects, the CEO of Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industries in Russia, Ali Kilic, teachers of Alabuga International School presented their commencement speech for the graduates. Awarding ceremony with graduation certificates has summarized students presentation.
At the end of the celebration, children threw their academic caps, honoring a new important stage of their school journey.
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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!