Students Shine at End-of-Term Assembly

Wednesday, 11. December 2013

by Daniel Davis Wood

With classes finished for the Fall Term and holiday time nearly upon us, today’s end-of-term assembly gave students a chance to share the things they have been learning about with the rest of the Ecole community.

Onstage presentations covered a lot of ground. Beginning with a speech and slideshow by Nico, a ninth grade student in the American Program, we learned about water pollution and the global problems posed by a widespread lack of access to clean water supplies, and then Swiss Program students from Guido’s biology class shared the findings of a feasibility study they conducted to determine whether the Ecole campus would be a suitable place to keep chickens.

Hans-Martin performs a song about Marie Antoinette with his history students.

Moving from science classes to the humanities, three students from Ernst’s history class donned costumes to present what they learned about figures like Henry VIII, Vladimir Lenin, and Gavrilo Princip, while Hans-Martin’s history students helped their teacher perform a song about the life of Marie Antoinette. Afterwards, Sonia’s EFL students discussed the books they read for a class on the theme of disease and illness, and Kylie closed the event by picking up a guitar to perform a song that will comprise part of her college application portfolio.

The end-of-term assembly is one of the highlights of every term at the Ecole d’Humanité. Given that students participate in academic classes every morning, working together in very small groups six days a week for twelve weeks or more, it’s a pleasure to watch them stand up in front of the community and open a window onto their work for all those who can't be there in the classroom with them.