During the European hours in March and April all pupils in P3, 4 & 5 collaborated with the firm ARUP, located in Amsterdam. Representatives from ARUP came in and shared their knowledge and technical skills whilst working with the children on devising a product which would represent their perception of the spirit within the European School in Bergen. The children spent time sketching and making models of their ideas. Early on in the design process it became clear that ‘hands’ played a big part in how the children represented their feelings.
The PA supported this project with enthusiasm by providing the funds for materials used in the final sculpture: two hands encompassing a world globe. Each child created their own self in miniature which was then attached to the globe to demonstrate the diversity of cultures represented in the school. The sculpture is for all to see and hangs in the primary corridor opposite the DC and Nadia Roofthooft’s office.
Nicole GottholdPA Community Fund Supports ARUP Primary Sculpture
Thirteen ES Bergen female students and two teachers traveled to a Greenlight for Girls event in Brussels at the International School in November. They learned about cutting-edge technology and were invited to showcase the importance of its role in educational and STEM resources to members of Parliament.The Parents’ Association made this trip possible by providing transportation via its Community Fund.
The G4G event in ISB Brussels has been a wonderful experience! Although it has been a very long day, it was worth it! Making polymers, looking (or trying to look) at cosmic rays, understanding circuits, and overall having a lot of fun making wonderful scientific experiments!!!
About Greenlight for Girls
Greenlight for Girls is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways!
As part of the ESB PA Community Fund, the Parents’ Association supported 2017 School Trip to London. This year students took in the sites via boat trips and saw the Globe, the London Eye and Tower Bridge. They also enjoyed a tour of Oxford which included visiting Balliol college.
The Parents’ Association is proud to help support activities that enhance our students’ overall educational experience. Here are some photos from the trip, courtesy of the teachers and students.
The students and teachers of the 2017 S4 London trip would like to say thank you to the Parents' Association for helping us have an excellent experience in the UK. Several educational experiences were subsidized by the PA Community Fund, and we greatly appreciate the support which helped provide the best possible education experience.
Nicole GottholdESB PA Supports the S4 Trip to London
The Parents’ Association is proud to have provided financial assistance for travel and lodging to students attending the Model European Council in Strasbourg in March. Ten students participated and it took place in the prestigious buildings of the Council of Europe.
The participating students represented Austria and Belgium as minsters during council sessions dedicated to amending draft legislation. There was also a student from our school who participated in the first MEC Media Team. Students heard from key note speaker Nadia Murad, current holder of the Sakharov Prize, and survivor of the IS Yazidi genocide. Students also were taken on a walking tour of Strasbourg, participated in urgent debates and press conferences and met students from other schools throughout Europe.
The Parents’ Association is proud to help students at the school with experiences that enhance their global learning experience.
ES Bergen Students outside the buildings of the Council of Europe.
Nicole GottholdPA Supports Students' at the Model European Council 2017
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