The IBO defines creativity as "being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas", but we wanted to create our own definition.
To help us understand what being creative means, we read a wonderful story called 'The Thingamabob'. In this story a curious elephant discovers a mysterious red object. Since nobody he asks seems to know what it is for, he decides to experiment with it. He thinks: Maybe I can fly with it? Maybe I can hide behind it? Nothing seems to work, until it starts to rain. The little elephant doesn't want to get wet, luckily he has the thingamabob (an umbrella)!
After discussing the story we came up with our own definition of creativity which is: having new ideas or trying things to make something new. We then thought about all the ways we have been creative and chose an idea to share.