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The Value Of Collaboration

Thursday, 8 June, 2017

‘Innovation impacts' is true for BBIS and was demonstrated on Tuesday when our Grade 5 held their instrumental concert in conjunction with the Music School in Kleinmachnow, here in the Early Education playground. Our students started this Instrumental Programme in October and have been receiving a weekly lesson from the Music School teachers. This concert was the first time that they were able to play with other students in an orchestra and it was a memorable experience, not only musically but socially. There is the possibility that our international students are isolated from the local community and there is the danger that our international schools become totally separate from what is going on around them. Learning the local language is an important part of our curriculum but how do we develop opportunities for our students to use German? This concert was an ideal chance for us to do this; to meet our neighbours, have fun and create music together! Congratulations to all the students who took part and thanks to the Music School of Kleinmachnow for working together with us - a collaboration that will continue and develop!