In follow up to yesterday’s boat painting, a few of the team members discuss what happens when you don’t work together…
Each day, each student is responsible for accomplishing a task. Each piece to be assembled later as a team. Here, one of our 5th graders exemplifies this process…
The IB Diploma Programme includes the development of a personal commitment to life-long global citizenship. At ISBerne, all students, IB and non-IB, are required to complete the Service element of CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) in order to receive a diploma. Rather than looking at global service as an abstract academic discussion, the CAS Programme at ISBerne provides actual field experience in working with local projects in remote locations. In my long experience with NGOs, I’ve found that there are 2 kinds of people working there: those who sit in offices and discuss socio-economic problems in the theoretical…and those who go out and work in the field with the heat and bugs. :)
In this segment, students recount the experience of working at a school in Morocco.
ISBerne sends a proud congratulations to alumnus Atholl W. Macpherson on the publication of his essay, The Deterrence of Fascism in Switzerland. Atholl, who now attends King’s College, London, is a graduate of the International School of Berne where, during the academic year 2012/13, he wrote his IB Extended Essay on the subject of the failure of fascism in Switzerland. His essay has just been published in the spring edition of the academic publication, The Concord Review.
You may read his article here: http://tcr.org/ebook/TCR_24_3_Sp14.pdf
Valentine’s Day 2014, the students at ISBerne participated in the global awareness effort of One Billion Rising.
Credit to ISBerne Students:
Fliming: Ossian Perret
Editing: Anis Riache
Boylan Slat serves as a wonderful example of what a thinking young man is capable of. What started out as an open-choice school assignment is now in mid-stages of feasibility studies. ISBerne commends this brilliant young man and will be watching his progress.
According to TEDxTalks video;
18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?”
While still being in secondary school, he decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012. Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.