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Padi Open water qualifications

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6 students from ISS proudly received their Padi Open water diving certification. The students took part in the training last year and the studies included exams, skills training and 4 boat training dives. Well done to Antonia Ah-Kon, Aiden Allcorn, Farhaan and Alina Muslun, Piedun Leonnel, and Benjamin Sedgewick who completed this tough training course. CONGRATULATIONS we hope that in future they will use these skills to pick up plastic from the ocean floor and assist in some of the many coral restoration projects that are taking place around the world.

 

 

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“The International Student” – Issue 2

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‘The International School 6th Form is delighted to release the next edition of their student newspaper, bursting with features such as reviews, articles, interviews and advice. We are really proud of what we have produced and we hope that ISS Community members enjoy reading it!’

Outdoor Education programme with 6E

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Students in 6E were able to experience a wealth of environmental studies this term through field trips to the Biodiversity Centre, Barbarons – to view the endemic Seychelles flora, to the MCSS Banyan tree Research and Rehabilitation centre – to learn about local terrapins and tortoises. New skills were also honed with GVI volunteer staff at Port Launay where students learnt how to snorkel in order to discover the wonders of our inshore coral reefs and their life forms.

 

 

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Clean up the World week 2019 – planting mangroves

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International school students joined with teachers to plant some new mangroves in the wetlands in front of the school. These wetlands play an important role in protecting the coastline as well as trapping sediment and pollutants that would otherwise flow out to sea. All ecosystems are linked and the survival of one depends on the other. Mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs are often found together – they are very productive in terms of energy and help to absorb excess Carbon dioxide from the air. Mangroves act as a wave breaker during stormy conditions and protected our school during the Tsunami in 2004. ISS has been growing Red and Yellow Mangrove seeds successfully this year and about 50 were ready for planting. The students were able to clean up some litter as well as planting a new generation of Red Mangrove. These mangroves plants host a wide variety of plants and animals and everyone enjoyed spotting mangrove crabs, mudskippers, herons and getting a bit muddy! Thanks to everyone who participated in this Clean up the world activity.

 

 

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