IB programmes are designed to cultivate students’ agency. Programme elements like the exhibition, personal project and CAS, encourage students to explore and develop their unique interests. In this post, Harrison Lee—a graduate of the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) and a three-time Canadian national champion in yoyo—describes how […]
In a first for the country’s tertiary institutions, the Australian National University is adopting a more-holistic admissions system that considers co-curricular activities alongside academic results. For Australia’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, the changes may make an already auspicious qualification even more valuable. DP graduate of Pembroke School and student at the Australian National University, […]
CAS event offers students the chance to share ideas with the wider community. CHIREC International School, in Hyderabad, India, created a platform for students to showcase their Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) ideas and learn from other local IB students.
IB Diploma Programme students create a safe space for those who may be exploring their gender
Billions of people around the world still live without access to clean and safe water, causing harvests to fail, health problems for many, and leaving households and factories struggling to survive. As part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals , the UN addresses this water crisis with ‘World Water Day 2019’ on 22 March.
Students at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Florida, USA, are feeling less stressed thanks to yoga devotee Ekatereena Kouzina. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) student has set up weekly yoga sessions as part of her Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project.
What do social causes and activities add to university life? Emily Paglicci, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Carrollwood Day School, wanted more out of her college experience. At American University, USA, she found a way to give back to the community by joining EagleTHON, an organization that raises funds for accessible children’s healthcare.
How can Diploma Programme (DP) students make a difference in the world? We spoke with Moiz Lakhani, a year 2 DP student at Colonel By Secondary School in Canada to discuss his work to empower girls through his prize-winning initiative, NinjaGirls.
A CAS project in Kazakhstan is empowering children with disabilities Imran Kaliyev is helping children with disabilities feel like superheroes. As part of his creativity, activity, service (CAS) project, he is working with a company that makes prostheses that are personalized to meet the needs of individuals. “One child asked me to create an arm […]
In part two of our feature on sustainable schools, we showcase some of the environmental projects that IB students are involved in 1. Create a school garden “A sustainable school garden, or the ‘living classroom’ as some people call it, is the perfect holistic playground and it enables students to reconnect with the natural world helping […]
Sumter High School, in the USA, raises awareness of domestic violence in the community with an annual walk and fundraiser “I have several family members that were victims of domestic violence and that led me to research that showed South Carolina as having one of the highest rates of domestic violence per capita in the […]
Diploma Programme (DP) student Hari Tamang joined a trip to the Earth’s northernmost region to discuss climate change, technology and ethics “There are trips, and then there are the trips that change you,” says Hari Tamang, a DP student at UWC Red Cross Nordic (RCN), Norway. “I still cannot believe that I swam across the 80th […]
“I wanted to give those who can’t see the ability to experience books at the tips of their fingers, and build an image of an object in their mind,” says Bangalore student Anusha Singh.
Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year Two IB students from the UK and India worked with the OSCAR Foundation to educate underprivileged children in Mumbai. “The beauty of the IB is that it makes you think differently. You don’t just study your country, you study the world”, says Ruby […]