22. February 2012 17:26
In three weeks time, pupils from our Secondary School will be competing with tens of thousands of other people from schools, colleges and workplaces across the UK, in the country’s biggest environmental competition - the Climate Week Challenge.
Kicking off on Monday 12 March, 80 pupils from our Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme Preparation classes will take part in the Challenge which aims to get as many people as possible to come up with creative ideas to help the environment. An all-star judging panel including autumn watch’s Kate Humble, adventurer and TV presenter Bruce Parry and Spooks’ star Sophia Myles will decide on the most creative entries.
The Climate Week Challenge is open to everyone and teams of 4 to 6 people compete within age categories although everyone is given the same core challenge. The Challenge is only revealed at 9am and teams have until the end of the day to submit their entry. Winners will be announced on Monday 26 March.
Orsolya Kekko, Environmental Officer at ICS Secondary said: “The Climate Week Challenge is a great chance for pupils to put their classroom learning about climate change into practice. The challenge is an engaging and useful way for our pupils to continue learning about the effects climate change is having on our planet and also an excellent opportunity to develop strategic thinking about the potential solutions. We cannot wait to find out what the exact task will involve.”
We are all incredibly excited about the upcoming challenge, and will be keeping an eye on the campaign both here on the blog and via our Twitter account.
Good luck to all involved!
8. February 2012 16:02
Today we are celebrating International Day, an anticipated event, very much at the heart of our philosophy. International Day at the International Community School celebrates a multicultural, multilingual school community and focuses on the values we hold to be key in international education while anchoring the concepts of 'international mindedness'.
Students have chosen to interpret their degree of connectedness with international citizenship using various media. Exploring aspects of their lives they have conceptualised through debate, interactive games, video, personal and collaborative presentations.
Students will look at themes such as what makes them happy, how traditions are reinterpreted transnationally, architecture, music and dance as well as the impact of the internet on human interaction.
The day comprises of three sections:
1. Parent / Teacher workshop: How can we develop the values and skills of 'international mindedness' in our school to inform our school mission statement?
2. Student led presentations and interpretations.
3. Cultural activities including craftwork, poetry, dance and sport.
Photos from the day are now available here.
The MYP Coordinator comments on the mission of the International Day and shares his perception of the event:
A Diploma Programme student shares his perception of the event: