For several months, IGBIS Elementary students have been taking brave steps towards making a real impact on their community. A perfect example of one of these Action initiatives is the Road Safety campaign by Grade 4 students.
Initially inspired by their unit on Growth Mindset and Persuasion in the Media, and moved by a personal experience of a Grade 4 student, five students have come together to research, spread awareness, and campaign for road safety not only in the IGBIS community but across KL and the world. The students spent time designing infographics, brochures, posters and building a website that would support their edu-campaign within and outside the school. Their efforts have been supported by the school, with the children being offered a flexible timetable, use of computers and an office space to make sure they had the all the resources they needed.
All the hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed. The children were invited by the Prudence Foundation — which in cooperation with United Nations, FIA and National Geographic, promotes road safety via the Safe Steps campaign — to participate in a new programme launch and appointed Junior ambassadors for the Safe Steps campaign. What is more, they had the very great pleasure of meeting and discussing their campaign with the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Road Safety – Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh. The team will now go on to run workshops across all classes of the school and then to book workshops with other international schools across the network in cooperation with Safe Steps. The students are also planning to raise funds to appear on the radio and create their series of media resources. Their action is a genuine testimony of how the IGBIS programmes Ignite minds to Impact lives.