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International Week – Building a better future

30 maart 2017

This week is International Week and a time we all really look forward to in our school year, and that is not because of the food - well not just because of the food! 

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International Week reminds me of why our school is such a special place; I truly feel we are building the foundations of a better tomorrow.

This week the focus of learning in most year groups has been exploring the question, ‘What does International mean?’  This has been the stimulus for many different exciting experiences.  One class were researching and comparing breakfasts in different countries and drawing conclusions about why there was such a variety of different diets.  Another class came and interviewed me on my personal views and we discussed not only the concept of internationalism, but also the skill of the interviewer and how to get the most interesting responses.

Of course there have also been opportunities for the children to share their knowledge and experience of their own country with others.  In another class children were working together to create a poster to illustrate the similarities and differences between their countries.  And this is a powerful way for children to learn; first hand from friends they like and respect who can also answer questions and explain about the values and customs of their individual homeland.  

The involvement of our parents in International Week, whether it is preparing  and sharing the delicious food we all enjoyed on Tuesday, or coming together to celebrate the many countries that will be represented at our International Parade on Friday, is always appreciated.  They set such a fine example to our children of proud nationalism, friendly teamwork and mutual respect – there can be no better messages for our young future citizens of the world, and no better teachers.

And this message of understanding and support between countries is what we are in a unique position as an International School to do well.  Our talented children have the capacity and ambition to go on, I have little doubt, to be successful in the future, as academics, business gurus or even politicians.  I like to think that their learning at BISS, particularly our lessons about mutual respect and tolerance of other nationalities, irrespective of political differences, will follow them as they become the leaders of tomorrow. 

And so International Week is not just one of the most enjoyable, but also one of the most important weeks of the year.  It is a delight to see us as a community joining together to celebrate our international identity, so positively.  We are having a busy week this week, a busy week building a better tomorrow!

Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary