Imagine a classroom.
It has bookshelves packed with exciting stories and fascinating facts. The walls are covered in maps detailing far-away lands full of promise and adventure. Music from 100 instruments fills the air, and splashes of colour and shape delight the eye. Figures dance and sing in over 100 languages across the reading mat. A world class STEAM lab is the place where dreams become possibilities and imagination is the only barrier… and it also contains over 36,000 students.
This is Global Campus
A classroom like no other where students from across the planet are joined by the common themes of Collaboration, Creativity and Community. When a student joins us in BISB, they open a doorway to the world.
From our 2019–20 Global Challenge to promote the Rights of the Child through sustainability, to our expeditions to Tanzania and our students’ conversations with world experts in Art, Drama and Literature, Global Campus is the classroom where everyone is welcome, and there is always room for one more.
Global Campus In School also offers global activities, challenges and competitions where your child will work with fellow students of all ages in their school to create innovative solutions for a wide variety of real world situations. Working with world leading partners, such as Oxfam and Imperial College London, students are set an interactive challenge and then take responsibility to manage the project from start to finish.
We recognise the benefits of multiculturalism and multilingualism for children of every age. We believe that they provide your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world. Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognised curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate, in addition to a variety of foreign language options. Each school also adapts the curricula to embrace local culture and conditions. For example, our schools in China provide opportunities for students to learn Mandarin and understand the Chinese culture as a part of their studies.
Each year, we challenge students to work together as a whole school in Global Challenges – collaborative activities focussed on interactive learning. This year, our Global Challenge is focussed on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. We are challenging our students to create a chain reaction machine – an invention that performs an ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Although supported by a teacher, this challenge encourages our students to lead their own learning.
Students of all ages throughout the school will work together to decide what task to complete and then design, build and test their machine before presenting it through a variety of multi-media channels. This activity not only stretches our students’ imaginations, but also develops their hands-on problem solving, presentation and evaluation skills.