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 […]
When this school in India discovered that people there faced so many difficulties in day-to-day life, they decided to ease their difficulties with a well-planned initiative called Project Infaaq.
All alone, on a boat, circumnavigating the globe in harsh conditions, and a very real understanding of what it means to rely on a finite supply of resources and their link to success or failure … and an idea is sparked for ways to shift society to a more sustainable future.
They call it an “educational garden”. The new solar-powered greenhouse at Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS)—an IB World School in Isa Town, Bahrain—teaches students about biology, botany, gardening, recycling and the environment.
IB language students at a school in the west African nation Gabon were given the chance to learn first hand about cultural diversity thanks to a meeting with the director of their country’s UNESCO office.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]