Chester Szen Pok-yung, 11, and Shine Hsiao Ho-hsiang, 12, hunt animals in a Victoria Shanghai Academy drama about how man is threatening the environment. The 30-minute performance takes pupils from a mythical time when man and nature were in harmony to the year 2050, when most animals have become extinct. Six years of learning culminated in the drama, musical recitals and students' final presentations for the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme (PYP). The Wan Chai school showcased the Year Six students' work to parents and visitors from other schools considering implementing the programme. The two-day exhibition is the major assessment for the 86 students who study in English and Putonghua. 'It's an opportunity for them to show what they've learnt, demonstrate their skills and other knowledge they've gained,' said Year Six co-ordinator Hilton Munro. Under the PYP curriculum, teachers set the theme 'How we share the planet' but it was up to students to decide how they would explore the topic. Students opted to focus on the environment, with some working on endangered animals, while others concentrated on pollution. They did their own research, organised field trips and created websites. The school, which also teaches the IB Middle Years Programme, is hoping to offer the IB Diploma Programme to next year's senior students.