4th grade Jenks students help solve world issues

Posted at 5:42 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 18:42:47-04

The entire 4th grade class at Jenks West Elementary used the final three weeks of the 2015-2016 school year to create solutions regarding real life issues to help shape the world.

Exhibition is a project designed to allow students to engage in a collaborative effort researching important world issues and ways they can help as elementary students.

Many students turned to technology, building websites and starting blogs to raise awareness for crises taking place across the globe as well as functions to effort support for these issues.

4th grader, Emma Hublar, chose to raise awareness concerning the lack of education for girls and women in countries with active terrorist organizations.

Hublar says after researching the issue, she discovered how fortunate she is to have easy access to education and the importance of receiving it an early age.

“I was just aware that girls can't go to school and that's a reality that girls get to go to school here and drive cars. I just don't think it's fair,” Hublar said.

Within her presentation, Hublar directed visitors to help girls and women in dangerous countries by donating to the Malala Fund, an organizations that provides twelve years of quality education and safety for women in danger.

West Elementary Principal, Suzanne Lair, says all the topics are generated from the students and each year they continue to surprise the staff.

“Our big theme was, 'Sharing the Planet,' and so they just did this broad brain storming and thought about all kinds of topics that they were interested in within that theme. They have gone places that we would have never anticipated,” Lair said. 

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