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Learning Support Ambassadors

Flower by Martin LaBar https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/The International School of Geneva strives to help all students realise their full potential and provides an inclusive education for students who have learning difficulties. Now we're asking alumni to help inspire current and future generations.

Within our alumni community there are many former students that, thanks to support received during their time at school, have overcome their learning difficulties to pursue successful academic and professional careers.

Share your story with today's students

Today at Ecolint, Learning Support is provided for children with mild to moderate learning difficulties. This happens within the classroom setting as well as in small groups working with a specialist teacher. Difficulties in literacy and numeracy can be addressed through short or long-term intervention. There is Learning Support provision in all eight schools across our three campuses.

We are inviting alumni that experienced learning difficulties at school (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention difficulties, memory difficulties, etc.) to record short videos that can be played for students currently enrolled in our Learning Support programmes.

The videos will not be published anywhere publically or shown to anyone other than students on the Learning Support programme at Ecolint (and relevant staff members).

What to do

Using a video camera of any kind (handycam, smartphone, webcam, etc...) record a short video of yourself talking directly to the camera. The video does not need to be of professional quality, but please try to ensure that you are in a well-lit room - or in daylight - and that the audio is recorded without distracting background noises.

In your video you should talk naturally about your personal experiences. We'd like you to cover the following questions:

  • When did you attend school?
  • What learning difficulties did you experience?
  • What support was available to you (either at Ecolint or other institutions you attended)?
  • What did you go on to do in education and/or professionally?
  • Do you have any words of advice or encouragement for those who are striving to overcome similar difficulties?

Send the video

When your video is ready you can send it to Laurence Lampert de Bosset, Head of Learning Support at La Châtaigneraie Secondary School* (laurence.lampert-debosset@ecolint.ch). You can also contact Laurence before recording your video if you have any questions or concerns.

We suggest using a file transfer service such as www.wetransfer.com (as the video file is likely to be too big for email). We do not recommend uploading the video to YouTube or Vimeo as this might compromise its privacy.

*The videos will be shared with the Learning Support teams on our three campuses.

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