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Award-winning ‘tech girl’ superheroes

PYP trio win international competition for an app idea that helps people find shelter during a disaster Isabel Haupt and her family were affected by the 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, late last year, even though they live over 150 miles away in Wellington. She saw firsthand how residents could be left stranded with […]

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Empathy turns to action

PYP student builds wells in Africa after learning that not everyone has easy access to water When PYP student Pearl Fisher learned that in some parts of the world girls must walk so far for water that they can’t go to school, play, or do many of the things she loves to do, she wanted […]

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Snapshots of Brussels

CAS project aims to understand the forgotten communities of Brussels through storytelling After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016, the mood in the country was sombre. So, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at a local school decided to highlight the many good people trying to make Brussels a better place. The documentary Snapshots of […]

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Empowering the women of Vietnam

Microfinance initiative by DP students helps boost the income of those in need In many transitioning economies, women from vulnerable populations usually benefit last. For example, in the Phu Min farming community, in Vietnam, men often migrate to the cities for low-skilled work, but the money they earn to send back to their families tends […]

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A journey over a ‘thousand hills’

DP students in Kenya visit Rwanda, to bring learning to life Since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the country is working together to help rebuild itself. Currently, every able-bodied Rwandan citizen between the ages of 18 and 65 must take part in community service for three hours once a month. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from The […]

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A social studies course that “runs on jet fuel”

Looking for ways to make your history lessons more exciting and inspire deeper learning? Big History could be an answer, the IB’s Emanuele Pesoli tells IB World magazine Big History is “a social studies course that runs on jet fuel”, as described by the founders of the Big History Project. It’s a powerful combination of […]

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Stop. Take a break

‘Wellbeing week’ at an IB World School in Australia offered everyone a chance to slow down, mindfully participate in community activities and build relationships

Parental advice

A ‘Parent Speaker’ series at an IB World School in Boston, US, helps students plan their career path