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  • Published in Senior

The UK Trip: Future Perspectives

Since 2006 the Y6L trip to the UK has represented a rite of passage for The British Schools students – the culmination of 14 or even 15 years of bilingual education in an overtly British School.

As this trip has always previously occurred in June/July of Y6L, students have mostly been over 18 years of age – legally adults.  The changes initiated in 2013 mean that, looking forward, the majority of students in Y6L will not be 18 at this time in the school year.  Therefore, in future, the UK trip will take place with students who will be totally the responsibility of the travelling school staff.

After an extensive investigation of this situation there will be significant changes to the shape of upcoming UK trips from 2016 onwards. 

Firstly, there will be changes in the target year group, and in the timing of the trip during the school year:

Year

June/July

September

2015

Y6L (Y5L 2014)

-

2016

Y6L (Y4L 2014)

Y5L (Y3L 2014)

2017

Y5L (Y2L 2014 a,b,c,d)

Y5L (Y2L 2014 e,f,g,h)

2018

-

Y5L (Y1L 2014)

2019

-

Y5L

In summary, the UK trip will, in future, move to Y5L.  Adjustments in the school year are being contemplated in order to accommodate the two week break necessitated by the UK trip in September.

Furthermore, an implication of travelling with students who are under 18 years of age is that the school will have to increase the staff to students ratio in order to fulfil the 1:10 requirement stipulated by “Secundaria” for overseas trips.  This will obviously have cost ramifications for the UK trip. 

The UK trip is a part of the fabric of The British Schools experience, and it is very much hoped that the tradition can be successfully maintained in the face of these significant changes.

Kind regards,

Alan Ripley                               Iara Lindemann

  Principal                                     Head of Senior

 

Viaje a UK: Perspectivas para el Futuro

Estimados Padres:

Desde el año 2006, el viaje a UK de 6º año de Liceo ha representado un antes y un después para los alumnos de The British Schools, o sea, la culminación de 14 o incluso 15 años de educación bilingüe en un colegio cien por ciento británico.

Como este viaje siempre se ha realizado en Junio/Julio de 6º año de Liceo, casi todos los alumnos tienen más de 18 años, o sea, la edad en la que son legalmente adultos.  Los cambios iniciados en 2013 implican que la mayoría de los alumnos en 6º año no habrá aún cumplido los 18 a esa altura del año lectivo.  Por consiguiente, en el futuro, el viaje a UK tendrá lugar con alumnos que estarán bajo la entera responsabilidad del personal del Colegio que los acompaña en el viaje.

Luego de que el tema fuera objeto de una profunda investigación, surgen cambios significativos al formato de los próximos viajes a UK, desde el año 2016 en adelante. 

Habrán cambios tanto en el grupo de año que hará el viaje como en el período del año lectivo en que el mismo se llevará a cabo:

Año

Junio/Julio

Setiembre

2015

Y6L (Y5L 2014)

-

2016

Y6L (Y4L 2014)

Y5L (Y3L 2014)

2017

Y5L (Y2L 2014 a,b,c,d)

Y5L (Y2L 2014 e,f,g,h)

2018

-

Y5L (Y1L 2014)

2019

-

Y5L

En síntesis, en el futuro, el viaje a UK lo realizarán los alumnos de 5º año de Liceo.  Se están contemplando los ajustes necesarios dentro del año lectivo a efectos de incluir, en Setiembre, las dos semanas requeridas para el viaje a UK.

Adicionalmente, como consecuencia de viajar con alumnos menores de 18 años, el Colegio tendrá que aumentar el promedio de miembros del personal vs. alumnos, a efectos de cumplir con el requisito de Secundaria para viajes al exterior (1:10).  Este requisito tendrá, evidentemente, repercusiones en el costo del viaje a UK. 

El viaje a UK es un componente esencial de la experiencia en The British Schools.  Es de esperar, que la tradición se mantenga con éxito frente a estos cambios tan significativos.

Atentamente,

Alan Ripley                               Iara Lindemann

Director General                        Directora de Senior

  • Published in Senior

Robotica 2014

This November, The British School’s Robotics students took part in the
15th Annual Robotics Fair, ROBOTECA 2014, held at
Escuela Integral Hebreo Uruguaya, (Pocitos). 

The students’ robotic constructions included in the presentations were:

  • a robotic arm
  • light sensor motion robot
  • football penalty shoot robots
  • solar tracker
  • Lego ball shooter
  • Lego explorer

  • Published in Senior

Science Week 2014

The Group 4 Science Project is a collaborative activity where students from different Group 4 Science subjects work together on a scientific or technological topic, allowing for concepts and perceptions from across the disciplines to be shared in line with the aim:

“to encourage an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and
the overarching nature of the scientific method”.

Student Comments

“It is always nice to work outside of the classroom and with different students - it was fun to complete the experiments in teams and to be able to present our findings to the other students and teachers, especially the Junior students who seemed quite impressed by our different presentations and related games.”  Sebastian Cagnoli

“We enjoyed the Group 4 Science Fair since we interacted with other generations as well as our classmates. We acquired knowledge in a fun way and learned how to work as a team. It was a great experience to grow as a person.”  Milagros Torrendell, Julieta Decurnex, Camila Soler

 

 

 

 

  • Published in Senior

Young Scientists Journal

YSJ is a free international journal written, edited, and published by students aged 12-20. Articles cover a wide range of scientific, engineering, and mathematical topics.

 

Click on image above to read the latest journal.

  • Published in Senior

Rugby Results

Sunday, 10th August

  Under 13  TBS - 86  vs Lobos - 0 

Under 15  TBS - 38  vs Lobos - 10 

Under 17  TBS - 78  vs Lobos - 10

  • Published in Senior

In Commemoration of the Anniversary of WW1

IB1 HISTORY students and 3rd Year Liceo Historia students are including the First World War Centenary commemorations as part of their IB or Liceo courses and have extended to audio visual work and presentations in assemblies. IB History 5th year students prepared the assembly or 3rd and 4th years, and then 3rd years prepared the assembly for 1st and 2nd years.

The students included a mix of films of WWI, a Prezi presentation explaining the war, and some YouTube documentaries with real footage. The general idea was to combine primary and secondary sources.

In Commemoration of the Anniversary of the 
Beginning of the FIRST WORLD WAR.

100 years on from the start of the First World War, the huge scale of the conflict and the enormous loss of life, is no less shocking today.

It is very important that we remember the sacrifice made by men and women from across the world who gave and suffered so much.

It is also important, with the benefit of hindsight, to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of war, so wars like this, never happen again.

What does it mean to commemorate? The dictionary says:

“To commemorate an important event or person means to remember them by means of a special action, to make a ceremony, or produce a specially-created object.”

It also adds commemoration as “an honour, a salute”.

The WWI Centenary commemorations will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on wars in history and pay tribute to the millions who died defending their countries.


 

 

 

A global guide to the First World War - interactive documentary

"Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the First World War through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives. You can watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi thanks to our partnership with the British Academy."                                                                       www.theguardian.com  


World War I – A Hundred Years On: Chronology coverage of World War I (1914-18),
including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

To read more
Click on the image.

  • Published in Senior

UK Trip 2014

The UK Trip is a remarkable opportunity for students to engage and mingle with British history and culture. Explorations from London to Edinburgh, including Cambridge, Bradford and York, St. Andrew’s to Cardiff, a glimpse of the Lake District region, Liverpool and Stratford-upon-Avon, to Bath and Stonehenge, and then back to London.  All of this makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Published in Senior
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