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The two grade 9 Geography groups have been researching the details of a real-life earthquake and turning their findings into a re-enactment presentation of the key events. This included being ‘in the news studio’ and ‘live on the scene’ with a mix of maps, dramatic videos and images and interviews with survivors, rescue teams, hospital staff, etc. There were also 
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Grade 11 have been learning about the structure of atoms, including the effects of electron excitation. The colours in the image are produced as a result of electrons in metal ions becoming “excited” after taking on energy through a process called “absorption”. When the electrons lose energy again, they emit characteristic wavelengths of light and we can identify metals by 
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Grades 4 and 6 recently joined forces to teach each other about different aspects of Ancient Rome as part of their current curriculum studies.  Who knew that the Romans ate peacock brains and flamingo tongues?! Or that they marched their soldiers in formation for kilometre after kilometre before the battle even began?!
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During Book Week we had a visit from Bali Rai, a famous author of books for children and teens. He talked to all groups from Grade 4 to Grade 10 on many topics, like diversity and multiculturalism, reading for pleasure and the importance of being open minded when writing. The students enjoyed the talks and asked Bali Rai many questions, 
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Experienced members of the Model United Nations (MUN) club participated in the Berlin Model United Nations (BERMUN), a prestigious MUN conference held in Berlin and attended by 700 students from around the world. Unintentionally, ISL sent an all-female delegation to the conference this year (Girl Power!). As always at BERMUN, our students made connections with others, sharpened their debate skills, 
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The Grade 11 English and French Language and Literature classes ventured down to the Musée Guimet in Lyon to see the temporary Shepard Fairey OBEY exhibition.
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The Grade 7 class has finished their unit of study on the play An Inspector Calls. Eschewing the conventional form of a written essay, they were able to present a dramatic essay
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In preparation for annual ISL Sports Day, all secondary students have been practising hard for the different events. Two of the favourites are the Sack Relay Race and the Tug-of
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Some of the Grade 11s and 12s recently went on a trip to Madrid and the Gredos mountain range. The trip began with everyone meeting at Lyon airport at 04h45 for their flight. Once they landed in Madrid
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Grade 11 students gave their Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Exhibition this month. They had to present to their teachers and peers three objects they had chosen to illustrate how the
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