Hurricane Irma destroyed everything in its path when it struck the British Virgin Islands. But a local IB World School started a community outreach programme to help those affected “Time took on a surreal quality with a sense of distortion and disorientation, on 6 September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit,” says Anna Kinkead, Primary Years Programme […]
International School of Stavanger alumnus and IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Billy Chen tells us how exploring his identity led him to the study of architecture at the University of Cambridge.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are eagerly anticipating our first educational leadership conference in Africa in Accra, Ghana on 16 February. One of our keynote speakers Dr Patrick Awuah is founder and president of Ashesi University in Accra. He was presented with the WISE Prize for Education 2017 at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, recognising […]
‘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 […]
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Andrea Islas talks about university success and how the DP prepared her for a career in international relations.
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 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 […]
By Sarah Phillips Supporting the process In this third post from the series How to prosper with MYP personal projects, we look at how students and teachers can support each other at this important culminating experience for students in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). The personal project is an important culminating experience for Middle […]
IB graduate and educator Eleni Vardaki continues her series on creating a dialogue about stress. She recently sat down with University College London student Eleonora Levis to explore strategies for managing stress.
This article explores how Primary Years Programme (PYP) students took ownership of the Model United Nations (MUN) experience with their ‘How we organize ourselves’ unit. Inspired and empowered by the senior students and seeing their leadership in the MUN events, PYP students planned and hosted their first ever inter school MUN.