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School turns inside out

Here’s one way to get to know your classmates. At Lamar Academy, an IB World School in McAllen, Texas, USA, students took photographic portraits of one another, printed them on posters, and pasted them all on the exterior walls of the school buildings, creating a huge paper mural of over 200 faces. They called it […]

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Persuading others to preserve wildlife

PYP students convince community to save endangered species A trip to the zoo turned into an ongoing service project for Primary Years Programme (PYP) students at St Ann Catholic School, in West Palm Beach, USA. As part of the ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, students were involved in a week-long learning experience at the Palm Beach […]

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“I want to encourage my community to never forget”

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 […]

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Students take time out to focus on wellbeing

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 […]

DP student Dulat Sargaskayev: “I have drawn three people in break dance power moves, which represents: risk taker, balanced and thinker – these most reflect me as I am now. Break dance power moves are very risky as everything can go wrong and finish badly, and in order to do power moves and spins, a breakdancer has to be balanced. I represented ‘thinker’ by writing names of various power moves with a question mark in the background. I wanted to show what’s happening in a dancer’s head during their performance. Every move, every step is being thought about before they do it.”

Artwork makes IB learner profile personally meaningful

Proudly telling the world about IB students in our 50th anniversary year Visual arts task deepens curiosity and encourages students to reflect on how the attributes influence their lives When IB Diploma Programme (DP) visual arts teacher Tamara Doleman asked her students at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada, to identify the IB learner profile attributes that […]

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Dressing up for success

Career Day Parade prepares young students for their futures  Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Windsor Park Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, US, dressed as policemen, architects and firemen for their annual Career Day Parade. For the last eight years, PYP students have learned that jobs make a difference in the world as part of the […]

Paralympics come to Kazakhstan

‘Para sports competition’, organized by IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, exemplifies collaboration and understanding of real-life challenges Students in Kazakhstan didn’t have to wait until 2020 for the next Paralympic Games. They created their own competition. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at Miras International School of Almaty organized the ‘Miras Para sports Competition’ for children […]

An ‘overwhelming show’ of support from the whole community

An IB World School in Puerto Rico was badly affected by Hurricane Maria. But that didn’t stop teachers and students helping local communities to rebuild and recover Hurricane Maria brought brutal devastation to the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017. It was the second category 5 hurricane to threaten the island in as […]

Help for hurricanes relief effort

MYP students bring the community together to help ensure children can continue to learn and play after multiple natural disasters sweep through the USA “I sat in shock. Glued to the television watching what was happening as Hurricane Harvey hit the southeastern coast of the USA. My heart was bleeding for these people. We had […]

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“Students learn to appreciate their work on MYP Day”

They take to the stage to showcase their personal projects, service learning ideas and more Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at The International Academy-Amman, in Jordan, produce so much inspiring work for it to go unnoticed. That’s why MYP coordinator Nadia Abdallah created MYP Day, an event dedicated to celebrating their work. The event, which was […]

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Bringing stories to life

Students share their life experiences in a ‘human library’ event, which inspired and motivated classmates You can learn a lot from a book, but you can learn even more by hearing those stories first hand. That’s why IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at Oakridge International School, in Hyderabad, India, created a ‘human library’. A […]

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Students take over World Children’s Day

Cross-county collaborations raise awareness of children’s rights, as students encourage everyone to play an active role in creating a better future for children From acting as principal for a day at Nord Anglia International School, Shanghai, to debating and discussing solutions for world population growth at the British International School, Houston, USA, students helped spread the […]