From Monday 19 to Friday 23 March, my class went on a trip to Turin during which we went to many interesting places such as the world-famous Egyptian museum and the museum of the Risorgimento.
More than a Classroom
Being a part of the International Baccalaureate community has heightened our interest in developing partnerships to enrich the curriculum and provide motivating student learning experiences.
From grade 3 to grade 12, carefully chose residential trips, either in Italy or to international locations, are offered annually. The itinerary for all trips is carefully chosen to ensure an educational but enjoyable experience for the students and the security of students is always uppermost in our minds.
Earlier this week, Grade 8 students spent three days in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, Tuscany! On the first and third day, students visited Florence where they were guided around some of the many marvels of Renaissance architecture.
Last week, Grade 7 had the opportunity of visiting Cilento, for a three-day visit to the main attractions in this beautiful region. The students were accompanied by Mr. Scoppola and Ms. Walters
Grade 3 visited "La Tuscia Romana" this year for the residential trip. We had a fun-packed three days discovering the area around Lake Bolsena. We visited the National Park of Vulci and saw some ruins from the ancient Etruscans and learnt how to weave just like they did.
Excursions and visits to places of interest, such as exhibitions and museums, are carefully planned and extend the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the classroom. These activities are one way of connecting with the local community, helping students to see the relation between what is being learned in the classroom and real-life.
Unfortunately Plato couldn't make it to the Music Festival at Ambrit on Wednesday but he would most certainly have approved of the occasion.
Grade 5M visited the publishing house, Orecchio Acerbo, on Wednesday morning as part of a Book Week trip organised by Ms. Buccedi. After this trip, our students will be looking with even more care and delight at the way covers and illustrations can suggest multiple connections and perspectives.
As part of our recent Unit of Inquiry – "Money can impact people in a positive or negative way" – Grade 3 visited "La Zecca" the mint museum of Rome. This trip was the perfect connection to one of our lines of Inquiry - The origin of money and why we need it.
Our field trip to the Caserma dei Carabinieri relates to two units we are exploring in Transition this year; communities (people play different roles in the communities to which they belong) and the unit on animals (animals help people in many different ways).
Since 2014, High School students have participated in the Model United Nations (MUN) conference held in New York.
Ms. El Sheikh, Humanities and MUN Coordinator and High School students report back on the Model United Nations conference held in New York with the participation of 3,000 students from around the world!
After long and intensive tutoring by RIS' partner Consules, our High School Model United Nations (MUN) delegates travelled to New York from 8 to 15 March for New York High School MUN conference, held at the Hilton Hotel, where they met and debated with more than 3,000 students from all over the world.
Rome International School has the full intention of extending the cultural and educational experience of its students by forging strong links with other IB schools worldwide. Exchange trips between our High School students and those of our ‘partner schools’ will be organised where possible by teachers at appropriate times of the year.