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2019-05-15 | By The International School of The Hague
The International School of The Hague (ISH) has curious, connected, and compassionate students, who fight to leave the world in a better state than they found it.
Susana Contreiras Fairhead, Design Technology Teacher at ISH, works tirelessly with our Design Technology students to find solutions using design to the challenges our world faces.
In Design Technology the focus of the students’ work is “the global goals for sustainable development”, as outlined in the World’s Largest Lesson–worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org–a global project that has aims to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change.
Examples of inspiring ISH student projects are:
- Designing refugee tents and coats
- Making solar-powered products
- Designing greenhouses
- Eco-friendly surfboards
Solutions within the school
ISH students also develop projects within the curriculum to solve the real problems we face in our school community.
Students can choose to develop projects to help specific needs in our growing school, such as designing a new student lounge or finding inventive storage solutions.
They have also devised a new portable drinking system for primary children, as well as made an outside-seating plan.
Some students apply their skills in a more creative way, such as designing costumes for the school musical, or the kit for the sports teams.
They also produce beautiful pieces of art, using waste products from the school. These wonderful design pieces have prominent places around the school, so visitors can see how proud we are of our students and the amazing people they are turning into.
The International School of The Hague is very proud of the quality of education that we provide for students of all ages and nationalities. Our mission statement “Curious, Connected and Compassionate” aims to inspire personal excellence in our strong and diverse community.
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