This week we saw the continuation of our CAS clubs. It was amazing to see all of our students working so hard to engage in and learn new skills. We had students outside in the sun playing chess, students trying to make a change in school to improve students’ lives and students learning how to play instruments.
I chose as my Curriculum Club Slovak history and it’s way better than I expected; we have an awesome teacher Mr. Keys and I think if we had a different teacher it would be way more boring.
We learn about Slovak history in a very fun way. In the 2-3 lessons I have learnt so much more about Slovakia and I have lived in Slovakia my whole life. Mr. Keys even made an awesome book called Super Slovaks and we based our learning about it.
We chose a Super Slovak (I chose Šťastní Bratia) and read a page from the amazing book Super Slovak and then after we read a page we had a fun task to do about the Super Slovak that we chose and every task was different. I really like the stuff we learn in Slovak history and I was not expecting it to be this cool. I’m really looking forward to see more of this kind of amazing stuff and I hope that we will learn about the Second World War too.
Written by – Lucas F
In volleyball we learn all about digging the ball and how to set it properly. We also learn about the standard rules about volleyball, e.g. touching the net is a foul and what counts as carrying the ball.
The reason it is fun is because we keep an almost perfect balance between learning new things and just playing games and having fun. And at the beginning of each lesson we warm up our bodies and our skills with the ball and then at the very end of the lesson we play a game.
Written by Tom H
Chess is a well-known game played everywhere around the world. It was first invented in India during the 7th or 8th century and then adapted through time by the Arabs, Persians and then ultimately the medieval Europeans to what it currently is.
Here at BISB the Chess club is led by Mr. Hattheral and the 10th best chess player in Slovakia who is a student in our school. For the Chess Club we usually go outside and start our games under the guidance of the teachers. Whilst the games go on we get useful tips, tricks and strategies. Playing chess improves our memory, deepens our focus and boosts planning skills which are important to everything we do. In my opinion as chess has stayed popular for 1500 years it will easily be popular for many centuries to come. As Benjamin Franklin once said:
“The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions.” – Benjamin Franklin, ‘The Morals of Chess,’ published in 1786
Written by Daniel R
Here students are learning how to debate and how to communicate. We are looking at topics that push our thought process about topics that really matter in our world today. We are thinking about how they affect us and maybe other people differently. Also we have been looking at why we have different opinions and if it is okay to have those different opinions. So interesting stuff.
In Photography we have been learning new and exciting ways to improve our technique by using perspective, the rule of thirds and levels. This has been a challenge to overcome as they are all such vast topics; they need years to master. We have had a few lessons so far and they are very enjoyable because we get to try all of it out on our own. I think we have already improved quite a lot even though we have only had a few lessons and I am looking forward to continuing to improve my skills.
Written by Val D
The Korean Podcast Club provides students with the rare opportunity of developing the skills of script writing and confidential vocalizing. Students have been actively analyzing dramatic scripts to interpret the fundamentals of a typical radio, and furthermore have been exposed to the broadness of podcast variety. This novel introduction to a new chapter of ‘communication’ has signified the importance of articulation in the process of delivering information and emotions. We students started to practically apply our understandings to real life conditions by writing our own podcast scripts – they are in accordance with personal experiences that convey potential value and helpfulness. Owing to the fact that we mostly deal with positive experiences related to international school and Slovakia, conscientious participation was able to occur more smoothly.
The process of recognizing the fact that our voices all have an artistic individuality has stimulated our willingness to share our story with the world. With this team spirit, we are more than excited to carry on the construction of a podcast.
Written by Kyoeun L