15 Aug 2011New Session 2 Photos We hope you are all well.
A few more photos have been posted on to the ISSOS website for your enjoyment.
They include some shots of students in their elective classes including FILM, TENNIS, THEATRE and ART.
We have also included a group shot of the CREATIVE WRITING class.
Finally, you will also notice some new pictures of the ISSOS Final Debate Night.
The final debate night is one of our main events at ISSOS. The debate is carried out by the students who have participated in this academic class over the course of the 3 weeks, in order to for compete for the ISSOS Debating trophy. Students in the audience are also invited to participate in a question and answer session.
All ISSOS students and staff are required to dress up for the occasion. It is always a fun filled event, but also a very inspirational occasion for all of us, as this is when we see our students from all corners of the globe, exchanging ideas and opinions in an articulate and spirited manner.
We hope you enjoy the photos and very much forward to meeting many of you at tomorrow's parents reception.
Best wishes to you all,
11 Aug 2011Goodbye to ISSOS Cambridge 2011 We hope that you have all arrived home safely and are now catching up on some sleep. We had a fantastic session with you all, and wish you all the very best for the school year ahead, as well as what remains of your summer vacation.
Hopefully, many of you will join us again in St Andrews or Cambridge next year...and for those of you who will be going to university, please keep us posted on where you intend to go and what you will be studying.
Best wishes to you all!
4 Aug 2011ISSOS Cambridge Journalism blog - “The Alternative Quibbler.” Dear ISSOS friends,
We hope you are all well.
Please find below a link to the brand new ISSOS Cambridge Journalism blog - “The Alternative Quibbler.”
The blog will be updated regularly and includes all articles written for the class. It covers a range of stories and displays the high levels of work produced by our ISSOS students.
For those of you with a Facebook page, please note you can also share it as a link.
We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we all have, and also join us in congratulating the group of students who have worked so hard to produce such a fantastic body of work.
3 Aug 2011Hello from Cambridge We hope you are all well.
The weather in Cambridge has been glorious and our students are all in good spirits.
On Monday, a few students took advantage of the good weather and went kayaking down the River Cam.
In the evening, we all enjoyed a lively game of “catch the flag” and last night, students and staff alike participated in the ISSOS variety show.
Some new photos have now been uploaded on to the ISSOS website. They include some pictures of the student disco, debate night and our cultural trip to Ely Cathedral.
Most of what is known about the early history of Ely comes from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum and from the Liber Eliensis, an anonymous chronicle written in Ely during the 12th century. It is one of the main historical and cultural landmarks based in Cambridgeshire.
25 Jul 2011New ISSOS Cambridge Photos We hope you are all well.
You will be pleased to know that we have uploaded some new photos on to our website which we hope you will enjoy.
Some photos of the elective classes including Theatre, Photography, Tennis and Outdoor Leadership.
ISSOS stands for The International Summer School of Scotland and as the name suggests the summer school was founded in Scotland and as such we stay close to our roots by introducing some great Scottish traditions to every program. One of these traditions that is unique to ISSOS is Clan events. All students become a member of a Scottish Clan and take part in team games and competitions. The Highland Games sees the end of the competitions and the winning clan will win the ISSOS "Clan Cup". At the Highland games students will take part in welly wanging, tossing the caber, ISSOS strongest student and an all school capture the flag. The final night plays host to our traditional Scottish evening, dinner is a little different with Haggis on the menu and a piper to pipe in the haggis and then off to the final night dance where students and staff can take part in some traditional Scottish dancing and later on have fun at the disco.
Saturday Trip to Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains:
- Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection
- St George's Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs)
- Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature
- The Drawings Gallery featuring an exhibition
22 Jul 2011ISSOS Cambridge 2011 Opens Greetings from Cambridge!
ISSOS Cambridge is in Session...students are settling in, have had their first day of classes and have been divided into their Clans.
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We hope you enjoy!
19 Jul 2011ISSOS Variety Show Good afternoon all,
Quick note to let you know that we have posted some new photos on to our website for your enjoyment.
They include pictures of the The ISSOS Variety Show which was held last night, along with some shots of our group of students from The International School of Beijing.
The variety show is one of the highlights of the ISSOS Evening Programs. It includes a mixture of student and staff acts which are mixed, and are also eligible for gaining clan points. Last night, we saw a number of students take to the stage; Camile Yung wowed the audience with her piano performance of Southern Cathedral, while Illyasse Derrazi and Harold Johansen performed a rap which they wrote themselves. The evening came to a close with the “bizarre talent category,” with Annabe doing her impression of a Camel and Camile Yung impersonating a pokemon. Some of the boys joined in too, with Gregory licking his elbow and James Tugman touching his nose with his tongue. We also enjoyed an exciting performance from The new ISSOS house band - The Buffalos, (made up of The boys from Group Lewis) who serenaded us with Bob Marley’s "Buffalo Soldier."
We hope you enjoy!
18 Jul 2011ISSOS Session 1 Update Good Afternoon
Hope you are all well.
A few more photos have been posted on to the ISSOS website for your review.
They include some shots of the student disco which was held on Saturday as well as a student birthday which was celebrated.
Last week students had the opportunity to meet with the St Andrews University Admissions team. The presentation covered all aspects of the application process for international students as well as the relevant academic requirements, including IB points.
The talk was well received and students benefited from the expertise of the university recruitment team.
On Saturday students enjoyed a trip to Glasgow which was filled with sightseeing, museum visits..and of course, shopping.
In the evening, the students held an ISSOS disco which was enjoyed by all.
Wishing you all a great day!
14 Jul 2011Danish Longball Photos Good Afternoon,
ISSOS is now in full swing and students have settled into St Andrews, their new classes and friendships.
We hope you all have enjoyed viewing the photos we have been posting.
Last night the students played Danish Longball in their clans.
To English-speakers Danish Longball may be described as a hybrid of baseball and cricket, in which each team takes turns batting and fielding.
The weather was great and the students spirits were high.
We hope you enjoy them.
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13 Jul 2011Pictures from last night guest speakers debate can now be viewed via the ISSOS website. Good afternoon All,
Pictures from last night guest speakers debate can now be viewed via the ISSOS website.
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