01/12/16
Introducing our new Head of IPC
Introducing our new Head of IPC

Introducing our new Head of IPC and Education Lead

28/11/16
Classroom Monitor collaboration expanded to include the IMYC
Classroom Monitor collaboration expanded to include the IMYC

We have expanded our collaboration with Classroom Monitor to include an online assessment platform for the IMYC

24/11/16
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released

We’ve released a cross-reference document to support schools in the UK and abroad to deliver the EYFS through the IEYC

09/11/16
First regional event held in Singapore
First regional event held in Singapore

Over two days in September, 34 teachers took part in our first regional event.

03/11/16
Bringing the ILMP to you
Bringing the ILMP to you

We are expanding our International Leadership and Management Programmes (ILMP) as demand grows worldwide.

26/10/16
The IMYC turns five!
The IMYC turns five!

To mark the IMYC’s fifth year of formal implementation, we have completed extensive updates for the curriculum.

12/10/16
Five IEYC units now available!
Five IEYC units now available!

We’re pleased to release the first five engaging, learning-focused units in the IEYC.

24/06/16
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement

Fieldwork Education collaborates with Smart International Education Services.

23/05/16
New professional learning programme launched
New professional learning programme launched

We’ve added online & blended courses as well as regional events to complement our existing in-school training.

18/05/16
First IEYC unit released today!
First IEYC unit released today!

To The Rescue! follows a popular superhero theme and is available to download from our website.

12/01/16
Supporting the Teenage Brain
Supporting the Teenage Brain

Teachers and schools around the world are discovering the power of learning through a curriculum that recognises and supports

21/12/15
Announcing: The IMYC Self Review Document
Announcing: The IMYC Self Review Document

We are delighted to announce the release of our IMYC Self-Review Process.

10/12/15
11-14s: The Wasted Years?
11-14s: The Wasted Years?

Chief Inspector of Schools in England identifies that too many students are let down in the early stages of secondary school

09/12/15
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS

Fieldwork Education collaborates with CIS for first joint accreditation visit

11/06/15
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015

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04/06/15
IMYC Networking Conference at the UCL Academy
IMYC Networking Conference at the UCL Academy

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22/05/15
Balance- What does it mean to you?
Balance- What does it mean to you?

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01/05/15
Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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27/04/15
IMYC celebrates major milestone
IMYC celebrates major milestone

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19/03/15
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia

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10/02/15
The art of learning with the British International School of Boston
The art of learning with the British International School of Boston

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14/05/14
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)

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02/05/14
IMYC at The Academies Show London 2014
IMYC at The Academies Show London 2014

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01/05/14
Red Balloons for Syria
Red Balloons for Syria

La Escuela de Lancaster, Mexico

17/02/14
Learning through the lens of the big idea
Learning through the lens of the big idea

Beacon Academy, Jakarta

17/02/14
Interpretation entry point reveals student perceptions
Interpretation entry point reveals student perceptions

Beacon Academy, Jakarta

27/01/14
Learn, share and connect with other IMYC Teachers and Leaders at Summer School 2014
Learn, share and connect with other IMYC Teachers and Leaders at Summer School 2014

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17/01/14
Two international schools connect learning with IMYC
Two international schools connect learning with IMYC

International School of Bremen and International School of Eerde

19/11/13
Students share IMYC learning on new IMYC Members’ Lounge
Students share IMYC learning on new IMYC Members’ Lounge

International School Eerde, Netherlands

13/11/13
Visiting an apple orchard engages students in the IMYC Traditions unit
Visiting an apple orchard engages students in the IMYC Traditions unit

International School Eerde, Netherlands

News

01 May 2014

Red Balloons for Syria

Finding connections and making meaning are at the centre of learning with the International Middle Years Curriculum.  The Big Idea of every unit asks students to reflect on and make personal meaning of their learning. A fabulous example comes from the Form 2 (12-13 year olds) Geography class at La Escuela de Lancaster, Mexico; a vibrant learner-centred school which embraces the rich learning opportunities that using the IMYC brings.

The class was studying the IMYC Resilience unit with the Big Idea ‘Success over time requires persistence’. This provided the Geography class with a great opportunity to explore and express their feelings about the Syrian refugee situation through personal creative projects.

Three students came up with the idea of making a video of 99 red balloons, each with a message for the people of Syria on it, being released into the sky. Julia, one of the students explains, ‘all of this started when Anthony, our teacher, showed the class a video about the Syrian problems and shared the 99 red balloons tradition and what it can represent. We wanted to say that we have all we need and more and that even if we do a really small thing it can represent a lot for people in other parts of the world.’

The girls felt that is would be more meaningful if they included their classmates in their video; Jimena explained it would show them all working together ‘in union like the Syrian refugees’. They asked their teacher to help get the whole class involved.

‘What we wanted to do was to help people reflect about Syria’ Leoni said. The final F2 #withsyria video made by the three students, shows 99 children of La Escuela de Lancaster releasing red balloons of support into the sky to the music of the old protest song, 99 Red Balloons. Julia reflected by saying that she felt that they were successful and thought that making the video had meant something to all the students.