Fifth-grade students in a Primary Years Programme carry out a project or “exhibition.” The exhibition represents the culminating activity of the PYP, which requires each student to demonstrate engagement with the five essential elements of the programme: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action.

The exhibition provides the opportunity for students to identify, investigate, and propose solutions to a real-world issue or problem while drawing on what they have learned in the PYP. It must include written work, oral presentations, the use of technology, and performances in one or more of the arts.

The exhibition may take the form of individual student projects, each of which addresses an aspect of an issue. It may constitute projects created by groups of students, or it can be a single project created by an entire class working together. In all cases, it must represent a collaborative effort, and each student must make a substantial, identifiable contribution.