Young people’s current affairs programme launched
International Baccalaureate (IB) and ITN Productions' 'A Better World Through Education' explores how IB programmes prepare children for life
With IB programmes being offered in more than 150 countries, ‘A Better World Through Education’ goes on a worldwide journey to see how the IB is developing knowledgeable, caring individuals looking to create a better, more peaceful world. The programme brings to life stories from students, teachers and alumni who give their insights into what the IB has enabled them to achieve.
Today, more than 1.4 million students attend IB World Schools, but it started with just seven schools in 1968, and the programme features a look both at what has been achieved and where the IB will develop in years to come.
Highlights of the programme include a special report from Sturgis Public Charter School, who have adopted the ‘IB for All’ motto, looking at how a world class education should be given to students who may not otherwise have been given the opportunity. It also travels to Singapore to visit one national and one international school to find out how they have adopted the IB programmes.
Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style piece combines key interviews, case studies and sponsored stories from ACS International Schools (UK), Aga Khan Academies (Kenya & India), ARIS (Ghana), Cheltenham Ladies College (UK), Dwight School London (UK), EF Academy New York (USA), George School (USA), Headington School Oxford (UK), Hodder Education (UK), International School of Brussels (Belgium), International School of Geneva (Switzerland), Kings College London (UK), SEK Education Group (Spain), Sevenoaks (UK), Stockholm International Schools (Sweden), University of Bath (UK), University of Hong Kong and University of Rochester (USA).
‘Today, more than 1.4 million students attend IB World Schools, but it started with just seven schools in 1968, and the programme features a look both at what has been achieved and where the IB will develop in years to come.’
The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring industry partners, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers, and is available here.
Dr Siva Kumari, Director General, of the IB said: “We at the IB are honoured to have our community of educators and students speak so eloquently about the spirit and palpable effect of an IB education. What comes across clearly is that an IB education is very relevant for the 4th industrial revolution that the world is in. Their voices highlight what’s needed today, deep engagement with learning, application of critical thinking skills, and an excitement about the teaching and learning process. The film is a wonderful compilation of positive impacts and brings to life our collective ownership of the mission: education for a better world.”
Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said:’ITN Productions has been delighted to partner with the IB to create ‘A Better World Through Education’. We hope this programme will help to inform and enlighten viewers of the incredible work of the IB organization. We are extremely pleased with how this programme brings to life the different IB stories from around the world and how different countries are preparing children for life.”