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Students writing tasks on whiteboard in class, laughing with classmates

IB for every learner

Abhinav Awasthi, a Diploma Programme (DP) coordinator at Ebenezer International School Bangalore, offers an infectiously enthusiastic personal view of the strengths of an IB education.


Students become published authors

Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany, thinks out of the box when it comes to inspiring creativity in writing and art. Each year, it gives students the opportunity to produce, and eventually publish, a book during a week-long Writing Symposium.

MYP students and educators from The KAUST School

Bridging the gap

Researchers from the Red Sea Research Centre at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are working alongside Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from The KAUST School, in Saudi Arabia. Together, they have published two papers online and are working on a third.

American School of Barcelona DP students aboard the Alnitak’s Toftevaag research vessel

Students eliminate single-use plastics at school

As a reward for reducing single-use plastics at their school, and raising awareness, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at the American School of Barcelona had a unique opportunity to work alongside marine biologists in Mallorca, Spain. They learned about sea life and discussed global marine issues, such as plastic pollution and its causes.


Students create app to target Tanzania’s water shortage

Four DP students in Alabama win prestigious computer science prize for their water well mapping tool   Tanzania is more than 7,000 miles away from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. But four keen young coders in the school’s Diploma Programme (DP) have created an award-winning application (app) that could help make […]

Stratford Hall and McRoberts during second day of competition at the BC Junior Ultimate Championship (BCJUC) in Surrey, BC. May 29, 2016 ©2016 Jeff Bell Photo. All Rights Reserved.

How playing Ultimate gets the right results

In part two of our series on physical education, an IB World School shares how introducing this self-refereed sport has engaged students Ultimate may not be as well-known as some other sports, but its ethos of fair play and mixed gender teams makes it an ideal school game. This fast-paced, self-refereed sport, which uses a […]


Changing attitudes to homelessness

The homeless are often negatively stereotyped, but one student at Meadowridge School, British Columbia, Canada, has set out to dispel people’s prejudices. For her Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal project, Alice (Yihong) Liu interviewed homeless individuals and created a book called Longing For Warmth.