With our diverse school community and focus on international cultural awareness at BSB Shunyi, our students develop international outlooks that help them initiate ways they can have a positive impact on both their local and global communities. We encourage students to become leaders, to support local charity organisations, and to take advantage of the best-in-class resources of the global Nord Anglia Education community.
Our Primary and Secondary Student Council – which is made up of elected student leaders for each year group – is an active part of giving our voices in shaping our service culture through whole-school projects and schemes, addressing positive changes to make at BSB Shunyi. Students build their confidence, decision-making skills, and teamwork starting within our school.
Through the activities of our Eco-Committee – and our participation in world-renowned community organisations such as Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the CNN Call to Earth Day, and Teamtrees – our students initiate sustainability programmes within BSB, raise awareness of environmental issues, and propose solutions.
Meanwhile, as part of the required service component of the IB Diploma Programme, our IB students are always thinking about how they can help. Some IB students decided to work together to teach children in a local village in Bagan, Myanmar, for example, and they collaborated with our Chatter Box Café for fundraising for school supplies and a new Kindergarten classroom.
Empowered by the United Nations, UNICEF is the world’s leading advocate for children’s lives and rights, with operations in 190 countries. As a premium Nord Anglia international school, we collaborate with UNICEF on activities such as World Children’s Day, so that our students learn how to respond to timely global needs.
We task our students with exploring the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, containing 17 Sustainable Development Goals on social and economic development issues. Whether it’s creating a recycling project for sustainability, turning plants into biofuels, fighting against poverty in a community, or proposing other activities, our students are making positive changes around causes they truly care about.
We're proud that our students express their concerns at the highest level. Each year, they're invited by UNICEF to serve as student ambassadors at the High-Level Political Forum at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City – as they engage with and influence world leaders.