International Baccalaureate students at Bromsgrove School have been collecting old text books as part of their Creativity, Activity and Service and following an extensive search have filled 20 boxes!
Miss Louise Hunter, Head of Creativity, Activity and Service said “All of the students involved in this project were really motivated to collect as many books as possible. Many subjects had curriculum changes for GCSE and A Level this academic year, so a vast amount of text books were not needed anymore. Therefore, students decided to do a whole school collection to give the books to Schools Aid, who will send the books to Africa to support the advancement of education in Africa and help young people in disadvantaged communities. Prep and Senior School teachers were happy to see books going to a really good cause. The students were positive, organised and happy with the outcome of the project “.
The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognised qualification studied in over 120 countries. The IB Diploma contains 6 groups: Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, The Arts. These programmes of study develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. The IB has a reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.
A recent survey of British universities concluded that the International Baccalaureate is the best possible preparation for undergraduate study. Students who have studied the IB are statistically twice as likely to be offered a place at a top 20 university.
Picture caption: L-R: Anna Kovalevskaia, Hannah Schieck and Ana Maria Ose