24 November, 2023

Celebrating World Children's Day at The British International School, Bratislava: Embracing Inclusion for Every Child

Celebrating World Children's Day at The British International School, Bratislava: Embracing Inclusion for Every Child -World Childrens Day-7E8A4630 uvodna
World Children's Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about children's rights and promoting their well-being. This year at The British International School, Bratislava, we focused on the theme of “inclusion for every child." We believe every child deserves the chance to thrive, learn, and grow; today, our students show their support for the cause.

Nord Anglia Education has issued a challenge to all schools to participate in a 'global walk', so our school collectively decided to unite and walk 1km together as part of our celebration of World Children's Day 2023. Teachers, students from Years 1-13, and parents enthusiastically embraced this challenge. In addition to improving our fitness, we commemorated World Children's Day by donning blue attire during the walk. We started our walk on the school track, walked to a nearby park and then returned to the school grounds.

 Celebrating World Children's Day at The British International School, Bratislava: Embracing Inclusion for Every Child -World Childrens Day

Following the stroll, students regrouped in their respective classes for lessons covering various topics related to World Children's Day, such as Emo Heads Up, Bullying Feelings Into Action, or Heartmath Get in Sync + Emotional Iceberg. The Primary classes did their activities in their classes, and years 7, 8 and 9 did theirs in their form groups. Years 10 and 11 attended a Pop Up Festival where they were able to do many activities, enabling them to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and Emotional Intelligence. It was a wonderful event, and it was great to see the students so engaged.

Celebrating World Children's Day at The British International School, Bratislava: Embracing Inclusion for Every Child -World Childrens Day

To support our school's charity, we organised a cake sale. Together, as a cohesive group, we covered a remarkable total of 1,004 kilometres. We commend all our students for their enthusiastic participation!

What did our students say they learned?

  • I learned how unfair the world is as everyone begins at different starting points (the bean challenge).  
  • Being inclusive is important.
  • Fighting injustice is important.
  • Everyone can bring something into the world without looking at their starting point
  • Men and women have a lot in common.

 

They created amazing artworks (see the photo gallery).

 

Pauline Mably, Social Impact Lead, said: "It was so uplifting and inspiring to see and be part of our whole school community outside walking together and being such active participants in the Pop-Up Festival SDGs activities bringing the spirit of World Children's Day to life."

 

World Children's Day is a day of reflection and celebration at The British International School, Bratislava. It’s a reminder of our commitment to providing exceptional education, fostering an inclusive environment, and empowering children to reach their full potential. We're proud to be part of a global network of schools that puts children's well-being at the forefront of everything we do. Together, we can create a better future for all children, where their rights and dreams are cherished and nurtured. Happy World Children's Day!