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When did reading become ‘uncool’?

Reading for pleasure helps to build literacy, confidence, well-being, development, educational attainment and social skills. If established at a young age, it can inspire a long lasting love of reading, offering a fun way to let imaginations run wild, and an exploration of different places and life experiences. However, reading for fun declines between ages […]

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IDUs in tiny MYP schools (Part 1): When small is beautiful

Gjøvikregionen International School is typical of smaller, state-subsidized English schools in Norway. With just one class in each year from PYP1 to MYP5 and up to 200 students, these tiny schools have the capacity to successfully develop unique, engaging, and complex programmes. Annie Termaat, Secondary Principal at Gjøvikregionen International School tells us more.

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Raising awareness about water quality and scarcity

The people in the Kolar District of Karnataka, India, face issues of water scarcity, soil fertility and water pollution. To raise awareness, Diploma Programme (DP) students at Christ Junior College (CJC), Bangalore, India, decided to investigate the problems in the area and create an environmental awareness programme, as part of fieldwork for their environmental systems […]

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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.