“This is, without any doubt, and I say this to all the young people here, this is the finest teaching and learning environment I have ever experienced at early years in my life and I’ve been around the world many, many times. I have never, ever come across anything as exciting and as remarkable, so you’re all getting the most fantastic opportunity to start your lives in a wonderful environment.”
“the best school event of this nature that I have ever attended”
The above quotes were both spoken this week and relate directly to the British International School HCMC. The first quote was made by Lord David Puttnam, the world renowned film producer who devotes so much of his time nowadays to education and environmental issues. He said these words in his address just before officially opening our Early Years and Infant Campus last Tuesday (20th November). As our guest of honour, and prior to the opening ceremony, he had toured the campus with other distinguished guests and was, as he stated, incredibly impressed with the learning environment we have created at the EY&IC.
The second quote was by Andrew Fitzmaurice, Nord Anglia’s CEO, when he spoke about the BIS TEDx event held in the Secondary Theatre last Monday (19th November). He gave a talk at our event along with Lord Puttnam, Andy Puttock (NAE Education Director), Simon Finnigan (BIS Teacher), Claire Easter (BIS Teacher), Charlotte Jacquemin (BIS Student) and Minh Phuong (BIS Student). It was a wonderful event held in front of a large audience and we were expertly guided through the events by our MC Ana Samudio (BIS Student). My sincere congratulations to An Gulinck and her TEDx Co-Curricular Activity team of staff and students for organising this very special event.