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 […]
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year 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 […]
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 […]
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.
DP duo gets whole school involved to design and produce 60 dog toys for a local refuge Dog lovers and IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from PLC Perth, in Australia, decided to put their creativity skills to use for Shenton Park Dog Refuge Home. Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor designed and made three different dog […]
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 […]
A memorable experience at age 14 turned an IB graduate into a lifelong service activist Nicole Hon, from Hong Kong, still remembers the day her father took her on a Lions Club International service project at age 14. They visited local cage homes, which are cages stacked on top of each other, measuring 6ft by […]