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Back in March, Grade 7 and 8 students went to the Bourse du Travail to listen to the Chamber Orchestra of Lyon perform. The program featured excerpts of repertoire by Ravel, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, a presentation of the 3 families of instruments in the orchestra (string, wind, percussion) and demonstrations of each individual instrument. For many of the students it 
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The Grade 5 students recently had the opportunity to spend a day following the Grade 6 schedule in order to better prepare them for the transition from Grade 5 to Grade 6 next year. They experienced what it was like to move from class to class on their own, and got to meet many of the teachers they are likely 
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When we learned in September that our usual venue was not available, ISL’s Model United Nations (MUN) club members were determined that nothing would stop their work to prepare, organize and run our annual International Lyon Model United Nations (ILYMUN) conference, which is co-hosted with the Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon (CSI). Thanks to the unwavering support of the directors 
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The ISL Robotics teams took part in the French DEFI Robotics tournament last weekend. They competed against 58 other schools from France and around Europe. Well done to all of the team for their hard work over the last few months. 
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With the IGCSE exams approaching, Grade 10 students are starting their revision and the stress is slowly rising. As part of their pastoral lessons, the class was given the task to prepare an “exam survival kit” for one of their classmates. They put a lot of thought and efforts into it and the exchange was very successful. Stress balls, inspirational 
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The champion of this year’s quiz is again,  Filip, from Grade 9.  The Runner-up was again, Lewis, also from Grade 9. The quiz took place at lunchtimes in March, designed and run by Mr. Dunn in the Geography department. Quiz rounds included Geography in the news, matching amazing worldwide homes to their countries, cities in different countries, countries and capital 
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On 19th January we had a visit from some volunteers at Handi’Chiens, which is an association whose objective is to train and provide assistance dogs to people who require support. They were joined by Schweppes the dog, who demonstrated a whole range of tasks that he has been trained to do to support a physically handicapped person, including: picking up 
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On Saturday 17th February, Grades 11 and 12 students were given the chance to take part in a First Aid training course. This intense 7-hour training led to a PSC1 certification and all 20 students graduated with success. They covered many aspects of emergency response, from dealing with bleeding to cardiac arrest and burns. The 3 instructors from the Croix 
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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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