For the past 5 weeks, Year 6 was learning about inequity. After having no idea about inequity, I gathered my learning together and formed a diorama about inequity. The Exhibition was a great experience to me and will always have a meaning.
At the Exhibition, I felt confident to show my learning at the opening ceremony because nothing is right or wrong so no one would say she or he is presenting their learning wrong. It felt relieving to show our learning and what we have done in the past 5 weeks.
I enjoyed talking to children and adults because I could express my feelings of what I thought of stereotyping. I thought talking with the adults had more feeling into the talk because they have experienced more than children but also the grandparents were the best because they have experienced more than the mums and dads. The parents and grandparents shared their experiences in their past life so it was very meaningful to them and the children sharing their learning. I felt confident to speak to the adults even though I don’t know most of them.
I thought I got the message of the Exhibition around to people to raise awareness about stereotyping.
Most parents asked me the same questions so I knew the answer to them. Some parents asked challenging questions like ‘have your parents been bullied before’. I don’t like saying ‘I don’t know’ so those parts were really difficult.
The weekend after the Exhibition, I asked my extended family if they had ever been bullied or stereotyped. If you have had any experiences of bullying or stereotyping please feel free to share them with me if you feel comfortable.