The World Starts With Me


Learning Objectives

This final session is not so much about learning but about doing. Students will prepare an exhibition and a public presentation of The World Starts With Me. The time has come to show our community what we have made:

  • Students practice and prepare presentations
  • Students prepare to exhibit the work they have made
  • Students upload their presentations online to the results


  • Students prepare an exhibition and a presentation to show what they have learned during their fourteen lessons
  • Students spread the most important messages they have learned in the programme
  • Students encourage other students and schools to get involved in the programme

Computer, design and creative skills

  • Students create an exhibition
  • Students decorate the exhibition space with relevant banners, posters and visual materials
  • Students demonstrate they are able to do a presentation
  • Students demonstrate they are able to speak in public
  • Students demonstrate they are able to work in a team
Lesson Outline

1. Generate ideas for making an exhibition
2. Prepare presentations
3. Prepare the exhibition
4. Upload online presentation to 'results'

Generate ideas for making an exhibition


  • Students learn to present ideas to an audience
  • Students spread the messages they have learned to a wider audience and share what they have learned
  • Students work in a team and are proud of their creations

Students think about the work and the message they would like to pass on to other people and what would be the best way of doing so.

Step 1

Individually or in small groups, students pick the most important works they want people to see or hear.

Step 2
Students ask themselves these questions:

  • what is the goal of our exhibition?
  • who is our target audience?
  • what do we want to say and what is our best message?
  • how will we achieve our goal?
  • how will we reach our audience and get our message across?

Step 3
Students develop a plan based on their answers to these questions.

Step 4
Whatever the subject is, it should include the following aspects:

  • facts
  • students' opinions
  • visuals
  • banners
  • photos

Encourage students to use the materials they have already produced and to be creative with materials they find attractive and useful! Sympathetic visuals are extremely important in getting a message across to the public. Visuals can include posters, banners, or even people-driven visuals (a short play, costumes, etc.). Students may have learned other techniques in art classes. Encourage them to use all the ideas they have. The art teacher in the school could be very helpful in this lesson; perhaps you can ask him/her to be involved. The most important thing is: have fun, be creative - just get your work on show!



Prepare your presentations


  • Students practice presentation skills and public speaking

Students prepare and practice a presentation of their work and its messages. Here are some tips for presenting: presentation skills.



Prepare your exhibition


  • Students prepare their work that is to be shown at the exhibition


Students work on preparing a presentation of their work and its messages for the public exhibition. This can be done in many different ways. After the program The World Starts With Me was piloted in 2004, three schools presented their work on one day; please see the examples section for some ideas and suggestions. <See Examples>



Upload presentation to 'results'


  • Students upload their work to the online presentation section of the 'results' website
  • Students make their work public

Students may have changed their presentation a few times, but now is the time to finalize it. Guidelines for online presentation can be found on the results page or in the teacher's manual.


Tools, Games & Materials

Tips for making an online school's presentation
To make an online presentation for the 'results' section, go to 'schools presentations' in the results section, login with the teacher's or the student's login, then choose your school from the drop down menu. There you will find the instructions you need to upload your files. It is pretty straightforward if you follow the instructions on the page. If you want more information, please check the teacher's manual.

Before you start, prepare the following:

  • nine images, landscape, 215 pixels wide and 125 pixels high
  • three texts, telling something about your school, what students have learned in the lessons, and which messages they would like to share with other young people
  • the names of participating students and teachers

See the 'results' section for examples of online presentations from the The World Starts With Me pilot.

Presentation skills
Students prepare and practice a presentation of their work/message. Here are some presentation tips for students:

1. Preparation

  • Prepare your presentation well, decide which items you think are most important and make a list, maybe even a note that will help you during your presentation.
  • If possible, start your presentation with something to attract people's attention: a joke, an anecdote or maybe a question.The 'tell, tell, tell principle': repeat your message again and again!

2. Materials

  • If you use the computer to show things on, make sure that everything is working properly.
  • Do a try-out, make sure that things like the Internet connection, power supply, or anything else will not ruin your presentation. Have an alternative presentation ready in case of ... (maybe use prints as back up).
  • Also make sure you are no more involved with the material you show than what is in your presentation itself.

3. While talking

  • Try to keep eye contact with your audience; try to keep them involved through eye contact and ask them if they understand what you are talking about. Especially when they have a question, repeat the question so the whole audience can hear; and when you have answered the question, ask if it has been answered well. Keep them involved.
  • Speak loud and clear!
  • Mind your posture; relax!

4. Ending

  • Ask for feedback, and if possible, plan a conversation at the end to have some interaction with your audience.
  • Repeat the main points of what you have been talking about and make a polite ending to your presentation.

Students presenting to fellow students

Showing works they made

Arrange postcards



Make banners

Present your personal work


Display works on the wall

Invite other schools to come and see your exhibition



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