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How many differences can you spot?
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Zekeriyakoy Campus — Secondary—Water Bottle Challenge
BISI Water Bottle Challenge: How to save the planet AND get football coaching from a Pro!

'The water bottle challenge' aimed to change our attitudes towards how we drink water in school and to reduce our carbon footprint by using less plastic and more reusable water bottles. Too often, students purchase a plastic throwaway water bottle from the tuck shop, rather than using a permanent/reusable water bottle. So after weeks of competing in this ‘re-use your water bottle’ challenge, three winners were declared with each of the form classes having the choice to chose from some inspiring prizes. With year 10B claiming top spot with a flawless record of 100% water bottle re-using, 8I and 7B closely followed with impressive turnouts. However with 10B choosing to partake in a music recital featuring Alara and Sheida, 8I and 7B happily agreed to a training session with one of football's biggest names, Robin van Persie.

As the clock struck half-past two, twenty-four eager and rather nervous students got the chance to share the same field with the Fenerbache striker. Over the last fifteen years van Persie has played with clubs of the highest level with Arsenal, Manchester United, Feyenoord and the Dutch national team on his record, he has accumulated a wealth of trophies including the Premier league title. With all that in mind, kicking a ball anywhere near him was a truly daunting task. However as we settled down and van Persie took us through some drills, the magnitude of the reward seemed only to add to enjoyment. So we completed a number of skills, drills and games before getting to our favorite part which involved van Persie himself laying off several passes for us to shoot. I think people found this the most thrilling of all because the chance to convert a goal from a professional football players assist is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. After that we all played a game with the final result ending in a zero-zero draw. Nevertheless after all the football came to an end we got one final chance to all take individual photos with the man himself, to cement this special memory.

On the whole it was a pretty spectacular opportunity and experience that ultimately came from doing the right thing. Rarely are acts, such as bringing in a water bottle, appreciated and rewarded however in a modern day society which still refuses to fully combat climate change it is nice to know that your acts and efforts to help your beloved planet are not going unrecognised. Although a reward such as meeting Robin van Persie was extremely motivating, we know that the purpose of this challenge was not to see who was the best or who cared the most but it was to promote bringing your own water bottle. It might sound like a cliche, but sure enough if you complete the most minuscule of tasks daily by bringing in your own water bottle, you will contribute to a better world. You will be contributing to a better world, you will be eradicating the fears of tomorrow, you will be making a monumental difference and the world, will thank you for it.
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Whole School Primary —Year 5 Trip Year 5 Trip to Space Camp

Space Camp this year was the last week of April. The students traveled to Izmir to participate in a special programme all about space and astronauts which included lots of fun activities. The students built robots and rockets, used a telescope to see the night sky. They went into a planetarium, they drove a Mars rover and used all the astronaut training machines. The pace was hectic and everyone had a wonderful time
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22/06/2017
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How many faces are there in the picture?
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Etiler Campus — Year 2 Year 2 Trip to Emirgan Park

Classes 2B and 2G recently went on a Geography field trip to Emirgan Park. In order to practise and develop our mapping skills, we followed instructions to complete a simple route around the park. We drew the route we followed on a map of the park and also used our own symbols to record where different human or physical features were.
Of course, we still had some time to play in one of the many playgrounds! We all had a great time and enjoyed following and making our maps.
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20/06/2017
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EYFS—Sports Day

On Thursday18th May, the EYFS children had a great day participating in a variety of sports events around the field at Zekeriyakoy Campus. There was the hopscotch, hurdles, water relay, sack race, obstacle course and the scooter race!

The children all competed in class relay races, and then watched the Reception class’s race together. First it was the boys, then the girls. After that it was the Mummies and Daddies. One your marks, get set go. Off they went so fast!

We all had a BBQ together in the Botanic Garden and enjoyed the food together with our friends and families.

A big thanks goes to the PE teachers for the organisation of this fun event. Thanks to the kitchen staff and ancillary staff for all your help and organisation of the BBQ Picnic. Also to our Year 6 helpers who did a great job helping around the track.

Thank you parents for coming to join this event and seeing your children get active participating in this event. Well done to all the children for all of their effort. They enjoyed demonstrating the skills they have been learning in their PE lessons at school to you all on this fantastic day!
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19/06/2017
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Have a nice and relaxing weekend :)
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#tbt

Year 3 Camp in 2016
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15/06/2017
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If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place whould you be in now?
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The British International School of Istanbul is very proud to announce that the Graduating Class of 2017 have received offers from the following universities in Canada, the UK and the USA:
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