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Balancing athletics and education: Q&A with footballer Mark Swainston

To accommodate training and competition schedules Athlete Friendly Education Centres (AFEC) offer students the ability to extend their Diploma Programme (DP) studies to better fit their needs as an student-athlete’s. Mark Swainston is a graduate of the Island School and is now a professional football player based in Hong Kong. Mark shares his experience undertaking the […]

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IB voices: Youth leader in Thailand and the strike for climate

This year, students have taken center stage in pressing for action on climate change. KIS International School and Middle Years Program (MYP) graduate Lynn Nanticha Ocharoenchai stands among these young leaders. She organized this year’s Climate Strike Thailand and as a recent university graduate, aspires to make her mark in environmental journalism.