These events are hosted by a school, sometimes involving travel to the host school, sometimes hosted virtually. Prestigious and dynamic opening and closing ceremonies involving inspiring keynote speakers and representatives of international organisations such as WWF, bring our global community together and offer regular opportunities for all members of our worldwide family to celebrate learning together.
International Music Festival
January: This festival is open to all ages and is a platform to showcase each school´s musical talents. Students also work collaboratively towards a concert that forms part of the event closing ceremony.
Model United Nations
March: This United Nations simulation event is fantastic for developing public speaking and negotiation skills. It has motions linked to UN priorities. The competition is open to students aged 16+ and each participant represents a country in the United Nations. Debates about key global issues to develop skills of conflict resolution and critical thinking.
May: This is a popular festival of basketball and football open to girls and boys aged 12 to 14, always hosted by one of our schools in Spain or Portugal as this is where the competition originated in Spain. The event includes opportunities for students to mix with those from other schools and to socialise after the sporting fixtures.
June: This sporting event promotes health, physical well-being and sporting skills. The host school develops a programme to encourage and showcase team skills and a variety of sporting skills. Typically, some of the sports featured are connected to local traditions or environment, and teams are often mixed between schools.
Student Leadership Summit
October: This summit brings together senior students aged 17-18, those in leadership roles, for a packed timetable of seminars, presentations, interactive activities targeting topics such as public speaking and communication skills, problem solving and a key note speaker. Social activities such as quizzes, climbing and a formal dinner give students a rounded experience that will prepare them for leadership roles in their futures.
June to November: Students aged 5 to 18 take part and submit entries linked to a theme associated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Genres include: painting, performing arts, photography, English poetry and English narrative. This is a virtual competition, entered by schools across the group and with winning entries and those highly commended shared with schools.
November: Students aged 13 to 14 compete in this event and work in teams, with collaborative learning opportunities, using English as the common language. Team challenges follow a chosen theme each year and students have the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in varied and creative ways such as "escape room", film-making and role play.