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Seven ways to help protect the planet
In part two of our feature on sustainable schools, we showcase some of the environmental projects that IB students are involved in 1. Create a school garden “A sustainable school garden, or the ‘living classroom’ as some people call it, is the perfect holistic playground and it enables students to reconnect with the natural world helping […]
How sustainable is your school?
In the first of a two-part series, we look at the importance of sustainable school projects in helping the environment and inspiring the next generation to take positive action There’s never been a more crucial time for schools to lead the way on environmental issues. In October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]
Student creates a library of tactile books for blind children
“I wanted to give those who can’t see the ability to experience books at the tips of their fingers, and build an image of an object in their mind,” says Bangalore student Anusha Singh.
How your ideas will shape the future
Students tackle global challenges for #generationIB
We’re halfway through our #generationIB campaign and we’ve already received dozens of submissions from students around the world. IB students have been coming up with exciting, innovative and practical ways to solve global problems, and using social media to engage with the world around them. Teams have set up Twitter and Instagram accounts, some using […]
How to define a global challenge
He reported on the fall of Yugoslavia, the Palestinian intifada, and the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. Now, Aernout van Lynden is teaching students to find their calling and discover what it means to be a good journalist.
An astronaut’s guide to building a team
Only a few graduates know the challenges of working on the ISS, among them is Akihiko Hoshide. Since graduating with his IB diploma, Akihiko began work with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), became the 3rd Japanese astronaut in space and will soon take command of the International Space Station.
Four years of fabric and friendship
By Maryam Al-Ammari I am proud that the Maharat Sewing Project has become a community for women who share a passion for sewing and self- improvement. In numbers, it looks like this: Four years operational, since launch in 2014. More than 200 women have participated. Three different sewing instructors. Nine sewing machines. An unthinkable amount […]
Take on the challenge when the opportunity arises
The inspiring story of how one IB World School in Angola used their communication and leadership skills to help refugees from across the border in DR Congo. Koby Adu-Bonnah is a Middle Years Programme (MYP) student at Luanda International School, in Angola. Last year, he and 15 fellow students organized donations of clothing, food, mosquito […]
IB student tackles air pollution
An IB student from Washington State, USA, has invented a prize-winning device to warn people about air pollution. 16-year-old Nikhil Devanathan, from Kennewick High School, constructed a portable air-quality monitor that measures levels of pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide and particulates in the air.
Dame Ellen MacArthur’s advice and challenge for #generationIB
All alone, on a boat, circumnavigating the globe in harsh conditions, and a very real understanding of what it means to rely on a finite supply of resources and their link to success or failure … and an idea is sparked for ways to shift society to a more sustainable future.
Graduates set global challenges for IB students
These inspiring alumni posed challenges that set the stage for students to think critically about real world topics during #generationIB. What global challenge would you like to see the next generation of student leaders solve? We invite you to pose your challenge for students on Twitter and Instagram.
The educational garden
They call it an “educational garden”. The new solar-powered greenhouse at Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS)—an IB World School in Isa Town, Bahrain—teaches students about biology, botany, gardening, recycling and the environment.
Ways to embrace mindfulness at school
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year For International Day of Yoga, IB staff member and yoga teacher Kate Kuhn offers tips on how to make mindfulness an integral part of school life. If you’re an educator or a student in a busy school setting, finding a large chunk of time […]