Service Learning is an integral part of educational approach where students learn theories in the classroom and at the same time volunteer with non-profit organizations and engage in reflection activities to deepen their understanding of what is being taught.
The ancient Greeks believed that workout and music blended together. Taking the ancient Greeks as role models, the grade 6 /6ème students came together on Demonstration Day to showcase all that they had achieved in their interdisciplinary project “ Staying Fit. They exhibited their projects, created QR codes for the magazines they wrote and posted pictures of the Lebanese athletes they interviewed in school.
Not only did they dance, sing and eat Greek food, but they also donated the money they had raised in the Bike/Walk-A-Thon to the president of Dialeb, Mrs. Jackie Maalouf, in the presence of Nour. Prior to the Bike -A Thon, Nour gave her testimonial on living with diabetes. She was a source of inspiration to the students before the very successful Bike-A-Thon.
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As a culminating project, and after having studied the ancient Greeks, the Mesopotamians the Chinese, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Phoenicians, the grade 7/ 5ème students came together to demonstrate to their parents all that they have acquired in their Interdisciplinary project the Silk Road, while Lebanese artisans exhibited their products. They performed, danced and exhibited their work for a gallery walk.
Today, during the NGO fair, Grade 11 students had the chance to meet with 13 NGOs, inquire about the nature of their work and choose the one they will be working with as part of their commitment to 15 hours of civic commitment.
Our Grade 8/4eme students worked on an interdisciplinary project entitled “Empowering Women“. The aim of this project is to give underprivileged women the chance to organise their daily routine and be more confident and independent. Our students will be creating an awareness campaign tackling several aspects that they have identified with the social worker of Saint-Vincent de Paul as necessary for that objective.
First Aid Training with the Lebanese Red Cross
The "Pedal it with Every Heartbeat" is a Bike/Walk-a-Thon event initiated by the Grade 6/6ème students, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cornet Chahwan, Ain Aar, Beit El Kikko & Hbous aiming to help, through the Heartbeat Association, underprivileged children in Lebanon with congenital heart disease.
Inspired by the idea that crafts were an important means of sustainable development for the many different communities that have grown up alongside these historic routes, and as an action towards our community, the students interviewed Lebanese up-and-coming artisans and promoted their crafts and helped them gain a larger audience.
To culminate the project, the students along with the parents and teachers, organized a bazaar in the Ain Aar Town’s Square.
The Annual NGO Fair