Service is highly valued by the IB with the goal of developing students who are caring and who contribute positively to the local and global community. One of the key components of the MYP is that students have regular opportunities to engage in “Service as Action”. Last Friday afternoon, we were delighted to welcome students from MRCEC School to join with our Grade 6 students for an afternoon of fun sports activities at IGBIS.
MRCEC School was founded 5 years ago to meet the needs of Myanmar refugee families who live in this area. The school is located in a couple of converted shop houses in Sungai Buloh and is staffed by a small team of teachers and UNHCR volunteers. There are currently 63 students from pre-school to middle school age who attend MRCEC School.
Our Grade 6 students hosted all 63 MRCEC School students when they joined us last week. Our students organised a rotation of sports activities that included swimming and water games in our school swimming pool and a series of team games in our gym. Our students organised and led all of the activities under the careful supervision of teachers and volunteers from IGBIS and MRCEC School.
All of the students, both from MRCEC and IGBIS, had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we look forward to working together again.
Middle Years Programme Coordinator