• Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery student playing outside.

Huffington Post, Pokémon Go and Outdoor Learning

As you know, Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm in the last month and whilst it’s been quite exciting for avid gamers it may be a clue on how educators can get students excited about outdoor learning. My blog this week in the Huffington Post talks about the integral role that outdoor learning plays in a well-rounded curriculum.

  • Huff Post Pokemon Go

With students becoming increasingly attached to their mobile devices and virtual reality, as educators we have an even greater responsibility to reconnect our students to the outdoor environment. Despite popular beliefs, there are some things that can never be learned through the internet. One of those things is real-world experiences.

Outdoor learning not only has benefits to physical health, it also promotes psychological well-being in children along with social and emotional development. 

As you may already know, this is why Nord Anglia Education offers the Global Campus. Our Global Campus offers a variety of outdoor learning activities to all our students. The most notable ones are our expeditions to Tanzania and Switzerland. We have created these expeditions to help students learn in the real world, and I have heard countless examples of how these experiences have had an impact on our students that will last a lifetime. If there’s any sentiment that I hope you take away from this Huffington Post blog, it is that outdoor programmes allow our students to interact with real world problems and issues that are difficult to simulate in classrooms. It also helps students to develop skills such as flexible thinking, resourcefulness, grit and much more in an imperfect environment.

You can read more about the benefits of outdoor learning for students in my Huffington Post article here: Why Pokemon Go Points the Way for Educators

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