What we hope to develop in students

This video represents a significant moment for its creator, Mimi. As a Grade 5 student, she has been showing tons of quiet potential all year… but this video symbolizes her emergence as a genuine go-getter, full of confidence, talent and modest precociousness.

She wrote the poem, sought out some advice on how to produce a video that wen with her message, learned how to do the green screen technique from Mr. Frank and then completed the project independently.

The video has wowed everyone in the school, within five minutes of sharing on Twitter it was used in an IB Diploma TOK lesson (see their responses to Mimi here) and it has been used as a provocation for the PYP Exhibition in several schools. When this happens with a student’s work, it is incredibly empowering for them.

Here are the words of the poem:

Trapped in Gold

It was dark

I was trapped

I was trapped in Gold

In this place of darkness

Where everyone seems to be

There was me

Finding a way out to be free

The human mindset not working properly

Greed,Selfishness is all I can see

Swiping and swiping my card constantly

Until I realized my card was trapped with me

Hard works pay seems to go so fast

When your life is on hold and it all seems so sad

The sensation of new things

Fills me up with joy

But inside I am upset and destroyed.

All this credit,loan and lending

The life we live is full of spending

It is a cycle that is unending

And we are all pretending.

They make us seem like fools

Sell us tools to make us feel good

Buy the new version to stay on trend

But it’s just another hole

For us to mend

Everything just clutter

But just with money in the gutter

It’s all just an illusion

Nothing but a trick

After you spend, makes you feel sick

Inside everyone

There is full of gluttony

It is ruining your life

Can’t you see?

Our lives are a mess

I have to confess

But it’s time to speak up

Don’t let our world corrupt

They suck you in with weird solutions

And all that is left

Are minds with confusion

There used to be excitement

And laughter in the park

But now its all dark,no footstep,no mark

Holes in my shoes

Swinging on the swings as high as I can

It felt like I was a kid superman!

How can you be a good dad?

When your child is entertained by an iPad

So next time

Spend your money wisely

Don’t be a fool

You’re trapped in Gold

Choose carefully.

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