On the evening of Friday, June 14th, Grade 10 students, parents, families and teachers celebrated the Grade 10 students’ growth and achievements in the Middle Years Programme.
Ms Owen opened the ceremony by thanking the parents, staff members and students who helped organise the event.
Firstly, Mr Parker, the Head of ISL UK schools, spoke of memorable anecdotes that highlight Grade 10 students’ collaboration, which will help our students’ journey through the next steps in the IB Diploma.
This year’s guest speaker, Mariem (ISL MYP Class of 2018) offered words of reassurance to the soon-to-be DP students by encouraging them to face the upcoming challenges with a positive attitude.
Isak, Dina and Saif made a valedictory speech with humour and heartfelt appreciation. We heard the four most valuable things they learned during their time at ISL, how they bonded through diversity and how much they appreciate their subject teachers.
The tutors, Mr Slaney and Ms Di Casola, shared their memories of the groups and invited the students to the stage for the certificate of participation/the record of participation.
Mr Slaney, the Personal Project Coordinator, granted the Personal Project Awards to Fahad, Chiara and Leticia.
Mr Hull on behalf of Ms Pawel presented the Service Learning Awards to Isak, Leticia and Maciej.
Ms Foreman presented the Athlete of the Year Awards to Amaarah and Benjamin.
The Good Citizen Award went to Benjamin.
The Growth Mindset Award was presented to Chiara.
As the finale of the ceremony, Saki, Chiara and Maciej played and sang an ABBA song ‘I have a dream’ – just the right song to finish the beautiful evening.