On Saturday, 21th January, our mixed school team, Dominant Owls, took part in one of the FIRST LEGO League Tournaments in Slovenia. FIRST LEGO League is the most accessible, guided global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The teams compete in four categories: the robot game, the technical interview, the project, and core values. Our team, consisting of national (Nejc Tušek, Sead Kolenović and Miha Aleksander Folkson) and international (Maria Madeleine Svetlana Magnus, Eden Kismet Bahri and Eva Kastelic) department children were successful at demonstrating all four components, on which they have been vigorously working for the past four months. Consequently, they have qualified as one of the four teams for the finals, the State FLL competition, which will take place in March.
Mentors: Lojzka Lušin & Uroš Medar
We arrived in Kranjska Gora around 09.50. We had snack and got our rooms. After a short break we experienced our first taste of Kranjska Gora snow. After skiing we had some games on the snow (building a snow fortress with a snow ball fight – boys against girls). We had lot of fun. Now we are preparing to go hiking to lake Jasna and then, we will finish with our first day.
Today, the fourth group of 6M students visited the Home for the Elderly in Bežigrad as part of their Service as Action. The students made an excellent presentation of their skills by preforming magic tricks for the residents. They were very engaged and especially enjoyed the card tricks. Both the students and the residents had fun and enjoyed each other’s company.
On Wednesday 4th of January 2023, the whole MYP department had a sports day connected with wellbeing. At some lessons the PYP students joined us as well and had a little peep into the world of the MYP department. The students enjoyed four stations that were connected with healthy diet, gymnastics, jumping with jump ropes for a better heart, and mindfulness. In the fifth lesson, the students completed the reflection and set some goals for themselves for the New Year, 2023. We hope all their wishes come true!
The third group of 6M students visited the Home for the Elderly in Bežigrad as part of their Service as Action. The students showed how caring they are by spending a small part of the holiday season with the elderly. They were also excellent communicators when they showed and helped the elderly make various wonderful holiday decorations. Both the students and the elderly had fun and enjoyed each other’s company.
Yesterday, the students took part in different Christmas workshops in which they learnt how to construct different Christmas creations out of scrap material. We also calculated the carbon footprint of different products and researched the Christmas tree purchasing habits in different countries. We all gained an idea of how nice it is to spend time simply by creating with our hands in each other’s company.
The PYP students were given puzzles to solve and codes to crack, as well brain teaser games in the classrooms, as the escape room came to the school today. The students were divided into 4 teams who each got there chance to unlock a treasure chest, which involved maths questions hiding under snowmen, riddles to find keys, and the search for cryptic clues, amongst other tasks. Each group managed to unlock the chest, and were rewarded with a diploma for their efforts. Bravo!
Mikhail Kurnikov 5M