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IB student conducts concert in Rome

Alexandre Veillerette is rather handy with a baton. In the Spring of 2018 he conducted over 50 of his fellow student musicians in a concert in front of a 550-strong audience at Rome’s famous arts centre Parco Della Musica. The 17-year-old, who studies on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at St George’s British International School, […]

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How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the status quo and achieve positive outcomes—rapidly.

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“I want to encourage my community to never forget”

DP student is working to make sure that the world remembers the horrors of the Holocaust “Most of us have gone through school learning about the Holocaust from textbooks or from our teachers supplying us with facts,” says Natalie Viglucci, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Coral Gables High School, in Florida, US. “While this […]

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Students take time out to focus on wellbeing

Therapy dogs, meditation and relaxation—a ‘Stress Fair’ explores healthy ways to cope during exams So many teenagers experience stress at some point; whether it be personal or school-related. Exam times can be especially difficult. That’s why students at Queensbury High School, New York, USA, organized a ‘Stress Fair’ to provide an outlet and help peers […]

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

Proudly telling the world about #generationIB 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 America […]

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River clean-up wins award

Ongoing CAS project is working to provide a safer, non-polluted environment for the community It was impossible to ignore the bad smell from the unsightly Dahisar River, in India, which is situated next to Singapore International School, Mumbai. The river is highly polluted as industrial waste and sewage is regularly dumped there. To improve the […]