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.
ISberne is known for it’s programs that contribute to the local community. This video segment features Ulli Warren and Theresa Buehlmann, who teach English in the afternoon at ISBerne to students from other local schools.
A little serenade to the teachers of ISBerene and anyone else who needs a serenade on Valentine’s Day, from two charming young men at ISBerne!
One week from today will be the One Billion Rising 2014 world event to raise awareness of the ongoing violence against women world-wide. Being aware is the first step to ending the problem. Will you rise up and dance next Friday?