Global Perspectives is a new Cambridge course that we are implementing this academic year at Festivalnaya. The idea of Global Perspectives is that we teach students skills that they can use in their future education and their future careers. The skills taught to the students are Research, Analysis, Evaluation, Communication, Collaboration, and Reflection. With these skills, our students will be completing projects throughout the school year. Some of these projects will include: assemblies, walkthroughs, campaigns, and others. The goal of these projects is to get the students to practice the six skills as well as consider topics on a personal, local, and global level. In order to keep the students interested, the topics are modern day challenges and issues that the students will face as they grow older. The list of topics includes such items as: Disease and health; Fuel and energy; Technology; etc. If you would like to learn more about this course, there is a video and more information on the Cambridge website at cambridgeinternational.org
Mr. William, Global Perspectives Teacher
This year’s Russian week coincided with the 250th birthday of great Russian writer Ivan Andreevich Krylov.
There is an Oxford in New Zealand, an Oxford in Canada, 21 Oxfords in the United States, besides a Mount Oxford, two Lake Oxfords and Oxford County, Maine (whose capital is South Paris)
Winter Sports Day in Moscow campus was a huge success! Students of Y5 – Y9 took part in a biathlon competition in the Olympic Sports Center.
Our students visited a lot of interesting places during school trips week. Early Years and Year 1 went to the Exotarium and saw animals from the hot savannas, deserts, and rainforests.
No matter how effective a lesson is, information learnt can be forgotten unless the topic is revisited several times. This is why, at school, we revise topics to check a child has absorbed the information taught.
The Girl with the Lost Smile is written by Miranda Hart. It was first published in Great Britain in 2017. It is a fantasy book, and it is written about a girl who always tries to smile.
Normally, when we mention courage, people think of great acts of heroism: such as rescuing people trapped in a burning building; fighting lions, tigers, alligators with your bare hands...
In September 2019, the new campus will open in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).