Learning Beyond the Classroom
We recognise that students learn in a variety of ways and do so within, and beyond, the classroom. This section of the website tells you about some of the opportunities we offer students to learn outside the classroom.
The Field Trips page tells you about the end-of-year residential field trips offered to all students in Grades 2-11. Often these trips link to aspects of the school curriculum, but they also challenge students by taking them to new locations and encouraging them to learn different skills. The Outdoor Education page tells you a little about some of the outdoor learning opportunities - both curricular and extra-curricular - that we offer students. The Round Square page tells you about some of the many opportunities for students to take part in workshops, school exchanges, conferences and service projects through our membership of the worldwide schools' organisation Round Square.
And there are many more ways in which ICS students can learn beyond the classroom. For example, Grade 9 students can apply to join a service and adventure trip during the spring vacation. Several previous trips have gone to Tanzania. But in March 2015, the Grade 9s went to Kathmandu, Nepal. They volunteered at our partner school, Shree Mangal Dvip School - a school for children from remote Himalayan villages who would otherwise miss out on an education. Our students also saw some of the country during a hiking trip. They returned to Switzerland two weeks before the first Nepal earthquake hit. Since then, they have been helping to lead fundraising activities to help the repair and rebuilding programme at SMD School. See the slideshow below for some photos of their time at SMD.