Grade 5 students inquired into the transdisciplinary theme of "How we express ourselves", wiith the central idea: "Artists can be inspired to take action in response to an issue."
Paris as a Classroom
Out and about in the city
Going to school in the center of a vibrant, modern city such as Paris provides the perfect backdrop for international learning. At ISP our students engage with the historical, scientific and cultural opportunities that this great city offers, making regular visits to parks, organizations and museums, and even exhibiting their work in a professional Parisian art gallery.
The students tour the city on foot to learn about the history of Paris and France, and visit places like the Cité des Sciences to enhance their understanding of how the world works. They benefit from all of the different possibilities offered by the exciting and stimulating city center environment of our school.
Few would argue that the daily view of the Eiffel Tower just across the River Seine ever tires, and we at ISP are lucky to witness that every day!
ISP's Grade 8 and 9 Chinese class took a short metro ride across the city and found themselves in Paris' very own Chinatown. Grade 9 student Hanaé tells us about Chinese crafts and the origins of Chinese characters.
EAL students in Grade 6-10 encounter one of English literature's most iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes, though they didn't go quite as far as Baker Street, London.
ISP's Spanish students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 recently took a short trip to Paris' Grand Palais to see the "Mexique (1990–1950)" exhibition.
Two French classes in Grade 3 spent a morning at the L'Alhambra theatre to see "Le Loup est revenu", the story of Mr Rabbit, who learns that his old foe Wolf is back!
On Tuesday, December 13, ISP's Nursery students went on a field trip to the neaby Aquarium de Paris. What did they see and how did it tie into their learning? Their class teacher, Miss Selene, wrote about the experience.
Grade 5 go to the Urban Soccer centre to play five-a-side football as part of the PE unit of inquiry "invasion games".
Grade 6 went on a journey back in time to explore the Roman ruins and sites of the Left Bank. A cold and misty Paris morning didn't stop the intrepid students setting out to explore their city's history.
Two students share with us their adventures at Paris' La Cité des Enfants during the Grade 3 field trip to explore "Energy around the World".
Wednesday, October 12 was the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation's "Journée des Enfants" (Children's Day) and ISP's Primary School football team were invited to attend.