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Elementary School Students Cultivate and Showcase Passion Projects

The holiday break is fast approaching and plenty is happening across all our divisions here at ASH. Last Friday, our third and fourth graders put on a showcase of the passion projects they have been working on since the beginning of the school year. The purpose of this event was to highlight for their fellow students and ASH staff the journey they have been on with their passions they have chosen to explore, and how they defined problems, shared ideas and developed action plans.

The upper elementary atrium was filled with setups showcasing the various groups’ passions and ranging from activities to video demonstrations, and well-thought-out displays. The chance to explore their chosen interests came together via a range of different opportunities such as mentorship and student-led inquiry. Throughout the showcase, students and staff walked around and asked questions about the different passions to learn directly from the students about their drive behind these projects.

Our students chose to explore an incredibly diverse range of passions: from knitting, fashion design, basketball, and soccer, to paper crafts, engineering, gymnastics and dance, and everything in between. Our third and fourth graders’ excitement was palpable throughout the atrium within the school community as they taught everyone new skills and inspired us to develop a new passion of our own. We can see this showcase becoming a regular fixture on the ASH calendar and an important part of the #ASHexperience.


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