The Big Challenge
Our students have led and developed an amazing serious of events to both educate our School and local community on the Rights of the Child and implement their project in partnership with Kramare Children’s Hospital. Whilst we look forward to sharing the results of the Big Challenge competition with you, win or lose we know that we really have been part of something special this year at BISB. Our commitment to raising awareness of the UNCRC and to our project at Kramare will continue, with our Day of Rights becoming annual events in the School calendar and our work for the Children’s Hospital embedded into our charitable work. You can view the submission video for the competition, which highlights to events in School since November here http://goo.gl/1Txa4C
Our Make It Right Exhibition took place at Eurovea on Sunday March 15th and was a great success. 20 pieces of art work, from Nursery to Year 9 were exhibited, presenting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to the public. Literally hundreds of people stopped to admire, ask questions and comment upon what they saw. We would like to thank the Irish and British Ambassadors, and the US Chargé d'affaires for visiting and offering support for our students work.
The exhibition also hosted the first screenings of the film made by Laura, Zuzana and Alicia in Year 12 as part of their IB CAS work. The film, which they made with the technical support of TV Joj, explains the work of the Orthopedic Ward at the University Children’s Hospital at Kramare, and featured interviews with the Hospital Director and several of the medical staff. The film was well received by members of the public and, along with face painting and children’s art activities organised by Rosina and Lucy (Year 12) and collection boxes organised by Andrii, Takuto, Jee Soo and Alan in Year 9 and Primary Global Classroom Club members Ori, Maddy and Hannah we also raised several hundred euros for our Kramare Project.
Secondary students are able to purchase our unique Global Classroom t-shirts every Wednesday-Friday in school for the bargain price of 10 euro. All profits generated go towards our Kramare project. They are allowed to wear these t-shirts every Friday for the rest of the school year instead of the normal shirt and tie.
Global Orchestra & Global Journalist
We are very excited to be part of the Nord Anglia Global Orchestra which will participate in a summer school in New York from 24 June – 1 July 2015. Once in New York the Global Orchestra will take part in a series of Master Classes at the internationally renowned Julliard School http://www.juilliard.edu/ which will culminate in an end of week performance. Auditions were held on Friday 13 March and demonstrated just what an amazing variety of musical talent we truly have in our school. We are able to select only 5 students from our School to put forward for the Orchestra, only 3 of who will then be selected to travel to New York by Nord Anglia Education. We look forward to sharing with you who the 3 students will be once this decision has been made.
Nord Anglia Education and the Global Classroom is also offering one lucky student the chance to travel to New York with the Orchestra to report on the events of the week in our Global Journalist Competition. We have had a number of students from Year 9-Year 12 enter the competition and they spent part of last Friday morning interviewing students auditioning for the Orchestra and filming them for their submissions. We wish our students well in the competition and hope that one of them will by lucky enough to be chosen to travel to New York.
The Creative Writing competition deadline is fast approaching. Students have been challenged to write a piece on Somewhere Unforgettable. Winning entrants will be published in the Nord Anglia Short Story anthology. Alongside this runs an Illustration competition to design the front cover of the book. Details of both competitions are, of course, on the Global Classroom.
The Open Mic competition for students in Secondary School has another month to run, with a closing date of April 17th. More details can be found on the Global Classroom website or students can speak with Ms Price or Ms Conway for further information on how we can help record your voice or instrumental submissions.
Other News (details of which can be found on the Global Classroom site :
· The Third of the Secondary Global Maths challenges begins this week.
· The Student Zone has been taken over by BIS Houston for March and they are running a series of activities designed to help raise awareness of International Humanitarian Law.
· Our Student Voice Leaders in Primary and Secondary took part again last week in a web conference with other Student Leaders from around the world as part of their ongoing leadership training program.
· Primary students can take part in the Global Passport survey by logging on to the Global Classroom.
· Many students in Year 12 are now beginning to make some serious choices about their post-school destinations. The Thinking Futures area of the Global Classroom provides advice on choosing and applying to university as well as transitioning to student life.
· #TeamTanzania recently returned from the camp just outside Arusha. Read about it in their own words in the BISB newsletter.