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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.

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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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How to engage parents in school life

IB World Schools explain how they encourage parental involvement Children achieve more at school when their parents are involved in their education, according to numerous studies. And research has indicated that great schools have effective partnerships with parents. So how do schools foster a strong and positive relationship with parents? Regular parent-teacher progress evenings, meetings, […]

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Modelling in middle years sciences

By Sarah Phillips At its heart, science is about understanding how matter and energy interact with each other. As simple as it may sound, the number and variety of interactions, and the many scales of time, place and size over which those interactions operate make science a highly complex endeavour. Because of this complexity, models […]