The King’s Christmas map

For obvious reasons, Christmas is the most exciting date on the calendar for small children. But teenagers and adults also place great importance on a season that brings light and warmth to the darkest months of the year in the northern hemisphere and sun-kissed family time south of the equator. At International British Schools overseas,…

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Educating for Future

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future have done more to change our perspective on the environment than all the world’s politicians put together in what is being dubbed by the media as “the Greta Thunberg effect”. Guest of honour at high-profile global events, the 16-year-old powerhouse had the red carpet…

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Learning to be up front

Try thinking of a leader who has inspired you. It’s harder than you might think, perhaps because we initially try to conjure up someone of the calibre of Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. But on a more modest scale, there are a number of figures who serve as role models, perhaps ones we…

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It’s all in the mind

Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life. That is the shocking statistic that the World Health Organisation wants to focus on this October 10, World Mental Health Day, 2019. With poor mental health particularly prevalent among teenagers and suicide the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds around the world,…

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