By Maiya and Eleonore
In 2016, Ooho were created by Skipping Rocks Lab to improve the environment by using fewer plastic bottles.
In late 2016, Skipping Rocks Lab created the Ooho out of sodium alginate. They created this product to show the world that there is a much safer way to drink water and a more eco-friendly way to use fewer water bottles. This creation is not yet available in stores but soon will be. (more…)Read More
Since 2005 the famous Rubik’s Cube trend has come back to life nearly everywhere in the world. From a simple toy lying in your cupboard to a competitive hobby, one out of seven people have already played with it. But why is it so popular?
The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by the Hungarian architect Ernö Rubik and has rapidly spread its cubes over the world as it is now the most sold toy ever made. Probably because of these factors: there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible scrambles, which makes every solve unique when compared to other repetitive toys. Also, the fact of seeing your times decrease with each solve keeps you passionate about the Magic Cube (its original name). (more…)Read More
The students of our school have had a civilised discussion about if the teachers should give less homework, or even, stop giving pupils homework completely.
The students asked for this debate after complaining that some of their teachers were giving them too much homework. (more…)Read More
By Alexandra and Beatrice
In light of several recent uncoverings of sexual harassment and abuse accounts, many hashtags have emerged, #HereWeAre being one of the most recent. The purpose of this hashtag was to empower women, and it was presented through the form of a video released by Twitter during the Oscars. However, perhaps what differentiates this hashtag most from other ones of its kind is the immense amount of controversy that the video received.
While the video was indeed empowering and progressive, featuring women of different ages, shapes, races and ethnicities, the fact that Twitter released the video seemed hypocritical, seeing as it has a history of ‘instead of raising women’s voices [shutting] them down’. One example of this being when Rose McGowan accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually abusing her. Immediately after these claims, McGowan’s Twitter account was shut down, even though she was the victim of the situation. (more…)Read More
Many congratulations to Beatrice (Year 10), whose interview of American Ambassador Johnson has just been published in First News. The focus of the interview was on the crucial role played by first responders in times of crisis. Watch the full interview here!Read More
This year and for the first time, our pupils took the Youth Chinese Exam (YCT), a Chinese Language Exam recognised throughout the world. The results are in and they are very impressive!
In Primary School, the pass rate was 100%, of which 30% obtained full marks. In Middle School, 96% of pupils passed the exam, a similar result to that obtained by pupils in our Parisian sister school.
Congratulations to all for their hard work – 很棒!
May signals the start of charity Living Streets’ National Walking Month, a celebration of the benefits this simple act brings. On this occasion, we are encouraging pupils and their parents to take part in the Walk to School Week (21-25 May).
In preparation for this event, our pupils will be talking about the benefits of walking with their teachers, and our Year 4s have even created some impressive posters to raise awareness around school!
Each year, thousands of pupils across the world take part in the Kangourou maths competition. The results for the Kangourou 2018 are in and we could not be more proud of our pupils’ achievements!
All pupils from Year 4 to Year 10 took part in the competition, and, of those, 25% were ranked amongst the top 5% worldwide.
Congratulations to all for participating, and a special congratulations to Elliot (Year 6), ranked #1 out of 32,152 in his year group!