Maybe of our students pursue extracurricular activities that extend their school studies and one such student is Isabel Lammers.
Isabel had recently applied and been accepted for the youth program “EXPLAINERS” run by Cosmo Caixa, the Science Museum here in Barcelona.
Explainers are, and I quote: “students, chosen for their enthusiasm, knowledge and diversity, who will explain exhibits on the museum floor and answer questions from visitors”.
The program recognizes a dual purpose in having secondary students work with the public:
- · to serve the museum by providing an enthusiastic face to visitors and staff;
- · to provide a first professional experience to participants who might not otherwise consider a career in the sciences or museum related fields.
As part of this program, Isabel will have classes, in a Business school, in public relations, (a very useful skill to have). She will also be getting a tour of the labs in the IQS (Institut Quimic de Sarria) which is a fantastically equipped third level educational institution.
Isabel is very lucky to get an opportunity like this. Watch this space to see how she got on!
A contented Isabel skiving off from her IB1 Chemistry class.