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Reaching new heights

At 6,962m above sea level, Aconcagua is one of the highest mountains in South America. Since the first recorded climb in 1897, there hasn’t been a girl under 15 who has reached the top. This was until February 2019 when Milenia Luna became the youngest woman to take on the challenge and succeed.

A survivor tells her story at the Reconciliation Village

What we learned from reconciliation in Rwanda

Twenty-five years on from the Rwandan genocide, three students share their experiences of visiting a country that has managed to rebuild itself “We were all extremely nervous getting off the plane in Kigali in Rwanda. We were as prepared as a group of teenagers could be: we had viewed and discussed Hotel Rwanda, Kinyarwanda and […]

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Raising the profile of student-athletes in Jordan

By Anne Louise Williams Amro Al Wir (aged 17) and Mohammad Bedour (aged 18) have dreams and aspirations of competing at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) recently caught up with these two student-athletes from the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS), both recently representing Jordan at the Youth Olympic […]

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Fostering access and inclusion

An IB World School shares how its Exceptional Children Extensions programme is empowering students with disabilities to succeed Sixteen students with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, follow the Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions programme at Randolph IB Middle School, North Carolina, USA. “As stated within the IB […]

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Students create app to target Tanzania’s water shortage

Four DP students in Alabama win prestigious computer science prize for their water well mapping tool   Tanzania is more than 7,000 miles away from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. But four keen young coders in the school’s Diploma Programme (DP) have created an award-winning application (app) that could help make […]