Classroom Without Walls
ISL is committed to taking learning beyond the walls of the classroom.
At ISL we believe that the opportunity to take our learning beyond the walls of the classroom inspires, reveals and provokes new ways of thinking, learning and of acquiring knowledge. This allows students to build positive relationships, trust, and communicate with their peers, teachers and the community by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom.
In the PYP, London and its rich cultural sites serve as an extension of our classroom. Some examples of this in the arts include our week-long visit to the Tate Modern, field trips to the theatre, Chiswick Art House, the National Gallery and many more. We explore art in all its forms and learn about the techniques used to create these great works. In geography, we navigate our way around the city, orienteering and exploring. Students engage with real-life experts as they tour places like London’s waterworks system, animal habitats and more.
Gunnersbury Park is the home of our Forest School, where our students utilise the space to master skills in the great outdoors.
Forest School gives students the opportunity to use and express strengths outside of the traditional classroom setting. Through team building activities such as building shelters, whittling, tool work, and storytelling, students are not only able to make a connection with nature, they experience one of the most influential ways of becoming environmental stewards.
Students benefit from a technology-rich learning environment at ISL.
Access to technology enables our students to be self-directed and responsible learners. Technology is carefully incorporated into our curriculum to deepen students’ understanding of subjects and foster excitement as they create and problem solve.