Lucinda loves to create an environment in the art room that reflects a professional studio, where students pursue their own ideas through practical experimentation, taking risks, and not being afraid to make mistakes. She starts the Diploma year off with an experimental mono-printing class, a messy medium full of surprises. As well as discussing the ways in which perfectionism both serves and holds us back.
We talked a lot about what September would look like. To cement these conversations we also made a 'New School' booklet - which we thoroughly enjoyed! We got some paper, scissors and glue and we spent a little bit everyday working on our little project. The aim was to make him familiar with the new school.
John, our Head of PE at ICS London Secondary School, has a true passion for health and fitness, which has been reflected in his role throughout his time at ICS London. He inspires and motivates the students to reach their goals in their lessons and can be seen as a role model! He loves running and is a member of the Kent Athletic Club, one of his main achievements is completing the London marathon in 3 hours, 46 minutes, and 47 seconds.
The IB is rigorous -it's just a lot more likeable and children tend to have more fun - it does not mean the academic rigour is not there - ask my PYP 5 class who test my maths skills to the maximum every day! At home, we can continue this, and here are some top tips to encourage and develop inquiry at home.