CIS recognises the outstanding work being done by students in CIS Member Schools that promote global citizenship and the development of international awareness in their communities.
The Lower School Students, from ACS Hillingdon International School, United Kingdom received the CIS International Student Award.
Project: Taking Ideas and Putting Them Into Action
Each year, students from ACS Hillingdon come together to support people in need and advocate for different causes in the local and global communities. Students practice empathy by thinking, planning, and putting into action ways to help others of different backgrounds. The goal is to make the community and wider world a better place.
Over the course of this past year, the Grade 4 students met as a team to brainstorm different ways they can make a difference in the lives of others as well as organisations they would like to assist. Throughout the school year, they would listen to ideas and brainstorm ways they can put them into action. Examples of how they spend their time include creating posters and videos, rehearsing for an upcoming assembly, collecting books and packaged food, and packing books and food for donation. Many hours were spent planning for the different projects and events hosted this year in order to make an impact on others.
The Lower School students continue to focus on organisations such as Save the Children, Padstones, and Great Ormond Street Hospital. This year, they also focused on assisting MacMillan Cancer Support. The organisations not only support those in need in the United Kingdom, but reach out to others of different nationalities and backgrounds. This year, they raised £123 for Save the Children by organising a Holiday Jumper Day, £176 towards Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, as well as £443 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Their perseverance, hard work, and thoughtfulness has made big impact to their local and global community.
You can view all recipients of the International Student Award on the CIS website.