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Eleanor Mclean
Congratulations to the ISB students who spent the weekend of 21st/22nd September participating in the Hackathon Bremen 2019. They shared first prize and best pitch with another team. Check out the photos and presentation video below.
 
In a Hackathon, the participants are divided into teams and have 48 hours to develop an answer to a real-problem. Within the team each participant takes on a role from software developer to designers and market specialists. The team of students have the support of the industry community and startups that will help them develop their product. Once the idea/concept is developed the students pitch their ideas to a jury which then decided on which idea wins.

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

We are happy to announce a great year of exam success, with ISB students performing above local and international averages, The school couldn't be prouder of the hard work from teachers, students and parents who have made this happen. 

Here's looking forward to next years results.

 

Eleanor Mclean
 
Part 1
Within their IMYC curriculum Grade 6 had the chance to join other Bremer schools to explore the Science and Time exhibition in the Bürgerpark. They were able to go around 12 exhibits of experiments testing young peoples' reation to time. Showing how time passes in varying speeds and how our brains perception of time differs. Thank you to Mr Arshid and Mr Jones for accompanying the class!
 
 

 

 

 

Part 2
Grade 6's enjoyed the second part of the Explore Science Field trip with a trip to MARUM to see their ocean core repository. The students got to ask an expert scientist questions about the cores that they are studying which included rocks from the time the meteor struck the Earth 65 million years ago and the dinosaurs went extinct. Thank you to Amanda Attfield for organizing these wonderful days for the Grade 6s and the team at MARUM as well as Mrs. Abreu for accompanying the class on this part of the trip

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

Late Friday afternoon Grade 5 were focusing on their personal learning goals just around the corner from the ISB at the DAV Kletterpark Zentrum, Bremen as part of their skill-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Afterwards they walked in teams together to a local supermarket to choose and buy the food Mrs Somers and Mr Murray would cook on the BBQ. The experience was heightened by a fun sleepover and breakfast on Saturday morning in school! 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean
The 21 acrylic paintings made last term expecially for the ISB Cafeteria feature landscapes inspired by Ton Schulten, a contemporary Dutch artist. Schulten's work does not represent the reality we live in but instead portray a vision of a world of peaceful happiness. His landscapes use primary and pastel hues, colourful shapes, and glow with light. Our art teacher, Mrs. Eubank, developed at Mr. Perfect's request, the idea for the dining room enhamcement.  Grade 8 and 9 IGCSE art students painted two 40 x 40 cm canvases - one landscape inspied by Ton Schulten and a geometric design using a colour scheme related to the landscape.
 
Thank you to Mr. Boggasch and two of our CAS students who were instrumental in the hanging of the paintings horizontally in a row or a kind of "frieze" at eye level which particularly enhances the dining room space and features the art works to its advantage.
 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

Grade 9 IGCSE History Students have been working on a 'Visual Essay on the Second New Deal' this required them to research images related to the Second New Deal and organise them into categories and then find links between the themes. This they then explained on a board presentation. The Second New Deal was set of agencies introduced by Roosevelt in the 1930s to combat the effects of the Great Depression.

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

Early Learning students had a fun start to their first day back at the ISB after the summer vacation - the weather was great so they could spend lots of time together at outside play and had photos taken for their homeroom wall!

Inside the center itself parents and students were able to see the benefit of the renovation work and room changes done over the summer vacation. Walls have been knocked down transforming 3 rooms into a light and airy practical play, learning and resting areas for Early Learning 1 and 2. Early Learning 3 have their own room suited to their needs.

 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

The entire Elementary school was involved and worked hard to welcome Grade 1 students on their first school day at ISB. Grade 5 acted as ushers, Grade 4 decorated the Malcolm Davis Hall, Grade 3 created the Schultüte and Grade 2 sang a wonderful West African welcoming song. Grade1 Parent Representatives did a brilliant job of organising coffee and cakes for parents and family members to celebrate in the Cafeteria, and ordered balloons for each child. A very special morning indeed to ensure the best start to the school year.

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

For our students in Early Learning and Elementary right through to Secondary, 10th Grade, ISB Maths teachers will be introducing the White Rose Maths resources into the curriculum for School Year 2019-20.

For this reason staff received an indepth training day given by the White Rose Maths team of experts before the new school year began, and are really looking forward to experiencing the benefit to our students.  Check out the White Rose Maths twitter comments about their ISB visit. 

 

Early Learning, Elementary staff and the Secondary Maths department discussing
resources at the White Rose Maths In-Service training day in August 2019:
 

 

 

Eleanor Mclean

Grade 9 and 10 students cut their summer vacation short when they had the chance of a lifetime to visit the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas mid-August 2019. In the week's visit, they also experienced some other attractions with high learning value. A huge thanks goes to the ISB parents and staff that organised and accompanied the students on this amazing Field Trip and made it all possible.

 

On day 1, the ISB group went to the Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center where students had a chance to get in touch with nature and try out fishing. At night, they had a picnic for dinner and watched a Shakespeare play - “As you like it” - at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

 

 

On day 2, the group started with a visit to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center where students learnt about the history of oil drilling and did a workshop on communication in Engineering. After lunch, it was time for workshops at TX/RX Labs, including soldering, 3D Printing, Leatherworking and laser cutting.

 

On day 3, students experimented the Physics of flying iFLY (see the video below!). Frontal area, mass were measured and terminal velocity calculated and then tested on a vertical updraft tunnel. 

 

On day 4, the group explored the Galveston area, at Sea Star Base Galveston. 
They saw and learnt about the different types of boats, navigation tricks, radars and GPS, tides, storms and knot making.
 

 

On day 5, the group had an exciting morning at the Johnson Space Centre being taken on a "behind the scenes" tour of NASA, including mission control (ISS and Apollo), Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility, Neutral Buoyancy Training Facility and the Saturn V. In the afternoon, a guided visit to Space Center Houston by European astronaut Hans Schlege. An amazing day!