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Ecolint Stars in IBO film

vendredi 10 novembre 2017   (0 Comments)
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Delegates at this October’s International Baccalaureate Organization annual conference in The Hague had a very special treat. They were invited to the world première of a new documentary film, entitled “A Better World Through Education”, produced by the UK’s Independent Television News, to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the IB Diploma. 

As the birthplace of the IB, Ecolint was naturally invited to participate, and a swelteringly hot afternoon in June saw ITV news anchor Lewis Vaughan Jones on location in the Greek theatre of La Grande Boissière where the first diplomas were awarded. The cameras rolled as the graduating class listened to an inspiring address from philosopher A.C. Grayling before descending the stone steps - as so many of their fellow alumni have done for decades before them - to collect their well-earned graduation certificates. In a visual spectacle like no other, the sun beat down on the flags of a hundred nations, while graduates from all corners of the earth - many in national dress - proudly approached the rostrum.

 

Featuring interviews with graduating students, alumna Lakshmi Sundaram (LGB ‘97) and staff including Director General, Dr. David Hawley, the profile of Ecolint clearly lays out the critical role played by the school in pioneering the international schools movement and creating the IB, now taught to over 150,000 students globally every year. It also laid out David Hawley’s ambitious vision for the future: “I’m very excited about incubating here and innovating here, with this extraordinarily diverse population, excellent faculty, students, staff, to see what we can do in the near term, that is the equivalent to the creation of the International Baccalaureate diploma, to address some of the issues that can only be addressed when we’re working collaboratively and when we recognise how interconnected and interdependent we are on this planet.”

 

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