There have been so many brilliant Virtual Excursions this week exploring and learning about historical, cultural, political, environmental, contemporary, ancient, actual and imagined sites around the world and beyond.
From drop in sessions with specialists to virtual tours of international venues out students were able to embark on virtual excursions which consolidated a year's worth of learning and complimented the many projects they have been working on.
Highlights were a visit to Sesame Street where our youngest students spoke to Elmo about the importance of treating everyone equally which inspired some beautiful art work. There was also a visit to the Botanical Gardens where students joined their teachers remotely as they explored before sitting down for a virtual Teddy Bears Picnic! Early Years students also took advantage of the many zoos and wildlife trusts sharing videos and live footage of animals feeding and playing. Year 1 particularly enjoyed their library lesson trip to the Monetary Bay Aquarium as well as their trip to Africa to learn more about Roho and Naleku, the elephants BIS-NY has adopted. Year 3 even traveled to Hawaii where they delved deep inside volcanoes and got to fly over an active volcano! There were also fun trips to Disneyland in Shanghai, Tokyo and Florida which certainly wouldn't have been possible if not online.
Our older students took the opportunity to explore topics such as sustainability and civil rights, taking tours to museums, galleries and speaking to experts.
Finally, students and their families had the opportunity to join a series of live shows and events hosted by our very own team and Arts Department, including story telling, puppet shows and singing as well as live productions and movies screenings put on by our Arts Department as part of BIS-NY's annual Arts Week festivities. Year 2's production of 'Giraffes Can't Dance' was a highlight of the week for all.
As a school we have been so impressed with our students, parents and teachers and their creativity and diligence as we translate our usual events program into meaningful online activities. Though nothing is quite like being able to visit places in person with your classmates, the opportunity to explore places we wouldn't usually be able to was appreciated by all.
Thank you to all the parents, students and teachers involved in making an unforgettable Excursion Week.
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