Latest news from the British School of Geneva:
AS Geography Trip to Barcelona
In March, as part of their project on “Investigations”, the AS Geography students spent 5 days experiencing the vast array of Barcelona’s finest art, history, cuisine and culture.
They explored the city, walking a total of about 18 km visiting the house and historic landmarks of Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia (the soon-to-be tallest church in the world) and the Ramblas. An invaluable opportunity and unforgettable trip for all!
KS3 Peace Project
As part of a project organised by La Maison de la Paix in Geneva, students aged 11-14 took an active part in the International Day of Mine Awareness. They posted selfies with the campaign logo on their social networks and attended workshops on landmine clearing techniques at Place des Nations on April 4th. Several groups of students participated in an exciting competition by submitting videos illustrating what peace means to them. BSG teachers are very proud that three of our students, Inga, Ariana and Shana won the jury prize (Coup de Coeur), as announced in the awards ceremony covered by the Geneva TV channel Léman Bleu on 11th April.
Girls in ICT
Years 10, 11 and 12 girls were given the opportunity to take part in a Robotics workshop run by the ITU. The objective of this event was to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider jobs in the field of ICT. The ITU provided the robot, the program and the laptops and students had to program and command the robot to perform certain tasks such as dance, pick up objects and play music. Afterward, the group was invited to attend the annual Girls in ICT Day at the ITU where participants presented their work to VIPs including US Ambassador, Pamela Hamamoto.
Year 12 (AS level) Geography students spent a day at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne where they explored the heritage of the World’s many Olympic events and gained further insight into the games’ success in bringing countries of the world together through this spectacular event.
Trip to Iceland
A trip to Iceland was a highlight for Years 9-11 students. After a quick stop in Reykjavik, the group of BSG adventurers visited the Þingvellir National Park to learn about its rich history and fascinating geology as the Asian and European plate drift apart. Along with whale watching around Reykjavik’s old harbour, students visited geothermal pools where the water reached over 44oC! A class favourite was an excursion to Gullfoss where students took in the breathtaking beauty of the waterfall before continuing on to Geysir, the geyser which lent its name to the natural phenomenon.
For the 2nd year, BSG primary children enjoyed taking part in the UN Peace Run to lend their legs, smiles and spirit to promoting peace across the world. The children were able to carry the Peace Torch, as well as sing songs and share their thoughts and wishes about peace.