Year 7 Humanities Trip

Two weeks ago the Year 7 humanities classes went to Flamingo Beach to carry out fieldwork on the ocean processes and the impact that human activities have on the ocean. They carried out tests to establish whether longshore drift was taking place and also to analyse the type of material found on the beach. They followed this by carrying out a beach clean up and collecting 22 large bags of garbage which was mainly plastic, cans and glass.


Despite this tremendous effort by the students,  some of the teachers returned to the same spot the next day to find more plastic. The students have been asking some difficult questions about this issue such as:

  • If we know that plastic is so bad, why are we not doing anything about it?
  • How did it get here and where will it go?
  • What’s the point?
  • How can we change this?



For 11 and 12 year olds this can seem like a daunting proposition but students have already been taking action and considering action that they and their families can take. Below are some links to learn more about the impact of plastics and how we can reduce our consumption of them.

The plastic threat to human health

Plastic free guide

Watch “A Plastic Ocean”

Congratulations Year 13 Visual Art Students

Last week the LIS community celebrated the opening of the Year 13 DP visual art exhibition. Congratulations to the seven students who curated their own exhibitions as part of the assessment for two year course.  They were very proud as they showed the audience around their individual spaces and explained each artwork.

Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition | March 12th at 18:30

Dear LIS community,
We would like to invite you to the opening reception of the DP Visual Arts Exhibition on Monday 12th March, 18:30, upstairs in building 7.
This will be a time to celebrate our achievements in the Exhibition Component of the course.
We hope to see you there.
Nicole, Sergio, Marcelo, Mariasole, Roy, Miane and Rui  (Year 13 DP VA students)