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Dressing up for success

Career Day Parade prepares young students for their futures  Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Windsor Park Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, US, dressed as policemen, architects and firemen for their annual Career Day Parade. For the last eight years, PYP students have learned that jobs make a difference in the world as part of the […]

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Students swim the English Channel to raise over US$100,000

Proudly telling the world about our students in our 50th anniversary year Funds raised by IB students helped cure more than 100 women in underdeveloped communities suffering from obstetric fistula Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. More than 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin […]

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Don’t just listen to your elders—learn from them

The sharing of knowledge between the very young and very old can be incredibly beneficial for both parties. IB World magazine investigates the science behind Intergenerational Learning Intergenerational Learning (IL) breaks down stereotypes that surround older people, and promotes greater wellbeing, understanding and respect between different generations. But it’s more than just a simple exchange […]

Revealing the real Rwanda

Neysa Sanghavi’s The Study Rwanda Project aims to transform common misconceptions associated with the country and lift refugees out of poverty When IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Neysa Sanghavi first heard about Rwanda in her history and literature class at Singapore International School in Mumbai, India, she thought it was a very traditional and underdeveloped […]

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Food science and technology in the IB Diploma

By Judith Baker Food is such a popular subject in schools because it is relevant, interesting, and useful. It is only natural that some students in the UK will want to continue to study it at Key Stage 5. How disappointing then to find that all A Level courses in Food are now discontinued, at […]

Paralympics come to Kazakhstan

‘Para sports competition’, organized by IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, exemplifies collaboration and understanding of real-life challenges Students in Kazakhstan didn’t have to wait until 2020 for the next Paralympic Games. They created their own competition. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at Miras International School of Almaty organized the ‘Miras Para sports Competition’ for children […]

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Alumni define the impact of the IB diploma

Proudly telling the world about our alumni in our 50th anniversary year More than 11,000 former IB students who graduated between 1979 and 2017 completed a survey that gives us further insight into the impact of the Diploma Programme (DP) in life after IB. Are IB learners fulfilling our mission—to create a better world through education? […]

An ‘overwhelming show’ of support from the whole community

An IB World School in Puerto Rico was badly affected by Hurricane Maria. But that didn’t stop teachers and students helping local communities to rebuild and recover Hurricane Maria brought brutal devastation to the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017. It was the second category 5 hurricane to threaten the island in as […]