Responsible Citizens Take Action

"We are so proud of our 4th grade students at Conant for their hard work and what they accomplished through their PYP learning experiences," says Kelly Hall, fourth grade teacher.  Students personally reflected on global issues to find their passion and collaborated with their team to determine a plan of action that would make a difference in the world.

"My group's inquiries included, 'How smoking has transformed over time,' 'Why people choose to smoke,' and 'How people can take action to stop smoking,'" explained fourth grader CJ Pitts. "If everyone learned as much as I did about smoking, I do not think anyone would choose to start."

Jackie Fish, fourth grader at Conant is saddened by many of the facts she learned about ocean pollution. "Did you know that there's enough trash in the Pacific Ocean that is the size of Texas?"  Fish further explains, "One million seabirds die per year from plastics alone and 100,000 marine mammals, including whales, dolphins and sea turtles die as well."

Bloomfield Hills Schools offers a continuum of international education through the International Baccalaureate ® (IB).  IB programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Conant Elementary Primary Years Programme (PYP) presented their 7th annual 4th Grade Exhibition.