Allen explains that ‘international mindedness’ is interpreted within the school to mean not just a global awareness but also an understanding of how, even within the local community, peoples’ lives are shaped by socio-economic factors very different to those of the vast majority of King’s pupils.
Co-curricular Fridays are a key part of school life, giving students the chance to try new activities and challenges, including helping out in local primary, secondary and special schools. In keeping with IB philosophy, the emphasis is on variety, inclusion and encouragement.
The International Baccalaureate programme encourages students across the world to become conscientious, compassionate, lifelong learners who value and respect cultural difference. It’s an ambitious mission, but equipping young people with the knowledge, independence, understanding, cooperation and connectedness to give their best in an interdependent world really is educating the whole person.
BridgeU is a Gold Sponsor at the IB Global Conference, Singapore 2018. Visit our team on Stands #3 and #1 at the event, and come to our sessions:
- Understanding the black box of university admissions for IB students, Lucy Stonehill, 25 March, 14.00, Room 324
- BridgeU Expo 1, LaRoy Hoard, 25 March, 17.15, Room 328
- BridgeU Expo 2, Shellie Gazdik, 27 March, 14.15, Room 328