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STEM Update

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Computer science students in year 7 and year 8 recently took part in specially arranged STEM lesson. The students had fun using a small single board computer called a microbit. The school has purchased a full set of these ‘byte size’ computers and programming them is inspiring students to think about computer science in more interesting ways.

 

A specialist guest teacher from Giggleswick school in the UK (Alison Earnshaw) led 2 brilliant lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

Here the students can be seen having fun programming the microbits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison said she was impressed with our students progress and motivation to learn more.

 

 

Mr Scales thanked Alison for her excellent lessons and promised to deliver a similar lesson to her students when he’s back in the UK.

Heritage Day Clean up project—Rochon dam

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Students from ISS joined Mont Fleuri and Plaisance schools to clean up the view point at Rochon Dam. Our young eco warriors picked up litter and helped to paint the kiosk there. Many thanks to the Eco leaders Ms Sandrina who organised and invited us to join this project. We hope that future visitors to the viewpoint will take their litter home with them.

 

 

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Spiny lobster and coral restoration workshops

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ISS students joined Takamaka school for workshops organised by the Anse Forbans community group and MCSS. These took place during the holidays thanks to the Hilton Doubletree hotel. The participants learnt that because of the coral bleaching attempts are being made to grow coral both in tanks and on rope structures under the sea. The students were shown how to clean and plant the coral and as this season is already proving deadly for the existing corals we all hope that this can help replace some of the coral that is dying in the oceans around Mahe. Spiny lobsters are also in danger and there has been enforced a closed season for lobster collecting for 3 years. Students were told that until the lobsters reach a certain size it is not permitted to fish them. MCSS hopes that by sensitizing young people about these issues a healthy future for these species can be guaranteed in our waters
 

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