Ms. Anja van Suijlekom and Mr. Frank Horio, both from the International Award in the Netherlands, were present to proudly hand over the certificates and medals. Two of our Year 13 Gold-holders, Arina Naaz Khan and Maya Peeters, did a fantastic job hosting the evening.
They explained very well how the International Award is a challenging experience for students from Year 10 to Year 12. The award encourages participants to step out of their comfort zone and discover new hobbies, but most importantly, encourages them to involve themselves in activities that help them to discover new interests and learn lifelong skills.
Over the course of the evening, all students, parents, teachers and staff present were hearing from students about their experience in each of the components for the different levels of the Award. All these presentations had some very important things in common: it showed how the International Award has lead students to develop skills that will help them in the future, the awareness that they can do and be so much more that what they expected and the fact that team spirit has been engaging them the most.
We would like to thank Ms Alison Kilpatrick (coordinator of the International Award at ISH), Ms Anne Tabak and Mr Niels Brouwers (assistant coordinators) and all of the staff supervisors for these outcomes and a splendid evening.
For more info about the Award, please see: https://www.award.nl