The school organises regular educational field trips in line with the content of the teaching programme. These are visits to places of interest that complement the units of inquiry throughout the year.
Teaching and learning at the school empowers and encourages students to learn and understand the real world, to become lifelong learners, to be responsible towards themselves, other people and the environment, and to take appropriate actions.
Through the field trips programme we bring the real world into school and we expand the school into the lived environment.
The school plans around 5/6 trips per class per year and these include an extreme diversity of places of interest : museums, company plants, scientific laboratories, multimedia companies, art galleries, music and theatre events, farms, istitutional organisms etc.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The Judo course is run by Body Park CUS Judo.
Judo develops self-awareness, is mentally and physically stimulating, and teaches balance, force production and biomechanics without children even realizing it. It also teaches children to respect one another and how to play fairly
Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST® LEGO® League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution.
FLL students must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. This all adds up to tons of fun ,while students learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, students develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to the competition judges.
For more info: http://www.firstlegoleague.org
FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. gives early elementary school students and their adult coaches the opportunity to work and create together while they explore science and technology concepts.
Challenged to research a real-world problem, then create a Show Me poster and working LEGO model of what they learned, the journey of discovery brings out the best in students and adults alike. In the course, children learn the basics for coding sensors.
For more info: http://www.firstlegoleague.org
The fencing course is run by Bergamasca Scherma.
Through the skills of fencing, children are encouraged to develop the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence.
Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants (referred to as "cheerleaders") cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity.
The course is run by Dance & Cheer ASD.
KAPLA is a game with a high educational value. It contains both elements of architecture and creative arts and crafts and stimulates logical thinking, cognitive development, perseverance, concentration and teamwork.
Individual piano lessons are available after school in the music room. These are held by a professional piano teacher.
The piano after school program helps students develop music skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students will learn piano-playing techniques, theory of music, and develop their hearing and note reading abilities. They will perform in the ISB Spring Concert at the end of the school year.
Individual guitar lessons are available after school in the music room. These are held by a professional guitar teacher.
The guitar after school program helps students develop music skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students will learn guitar-playing techniques, theory of music, and develop their hearing and note reading abilities. They will perform in the ISB Spring Concert at the end of the school year.
Individual drums lessons are available after school in the music room. These are held by a professional drums teacher.
The drums after school program helps students develop music skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students will learn drums-playing techniques, theory of music, and develop their hearing and note reading abilities. They will perform in the ISB Spring Concert at the end of the school year.
A TED-Ed Club is an international platform to spark curiosity and celebrate student ideas from around the world. It supports students in sharing their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.
Students will research countries, take on roles as diplomats and ambassadors, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, negotiate and then develop solutions to world problems. Involvement in MUN is very attractive to universities, as it shows leadership, problem solving, academic curiosity, and language skills.
The Arts&Crafts Club will focus on drawing, painting and making simple arts and crafts. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different media including: watercolor, paint, crayons, different sizes of paintbrushes, construction paper and glitter. It is a fun class where students are free to run with their imagination.
Discover the scientist in you!!! Engage in this after school club and explore the magical world of science.
At ISBergamo, extra-curricular activities parallel the official curriculum reinforcing important aspects of the school philosophy such as social interaction and physical activity.
After-school activities are fun and involving and the school provides access to a wide range of activities in order to satisfy different interests.
The exact offer is determined year by year as their implementation is subject to general interest.
The school, recognizing the diversity of its students, celebrates and recognizes many different cultural events during the course of the year. Parents are encouraged to share with their children’s class any national event which is important in their home country.
Local celebrations, such as Santa Lucia and Carnevale, are celebrated every year alongside Halloween, Christmas and Easter.
On the left: children dressing-up for History Week, preparing Easter bonnets, enjoying the Halloween party, celebrating St. Patrick's Day, taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt and dressing-up for Carnival.
Other special themes are also recognized throughout the year– these include Reading Together Week where the school plans several events linked to the world of books and literacy!