Today, members of our students' association Bio-Bellver had the privilege to meet Queen Sofia whilst participating in a week long sailing excursion whose purpose is to study the extent of sea pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.
The association Bio-Bellver was created by some of our secondary students with the objective of raising awareness regarding the importance of recycling and looking after the environment not only in school but in our community. This academic year, one of their most striking initiative has been their campaign to reduce the number of plastic bottles used in school, which has been a real success!
Thanks to their hard work, they won first place in the "changemakers competition" and a one week sailing excursion on the scientific boat Toftevaag, where they are currently assisting scientists in their research.
Queen Sofia visited the boat this morning in order to hear more about the work of the crew and their findings. She also dedicated some time to speaking with the members of Bio-Bellver.
The students and teachers at Bellver International College finished the school year with an afternoon of “Fun in the Sun”.
The children had an opportunity to participate in lots of different games and help to raise money for local charities.
At the end of the day the organisers announced that a grand total od 1100 euros had been raised.
This money will be distributed to the local charities at the annual prize giving ceremony held in Paguera.
Early Years at Bellver International College celebrated their end of year with a graduation ceremony on the school patio attended by their parents.
The nervous youngsters received their diplomas from the school principal, Mr Déperrois and some will now progress on to the primary school.
The girls in the science club have been investigation mechanisms.
Here they are demonstrating a sliding mechanism.
They want to make a robot in the future.
Primary students at Bellver International College celebrated Hallowe’en by dressing up in some very imaginative costumes and played some ghoulish games with their friends.
A disco was organised for the younger children and treats were shared around.
High school students took the opportunity to raise some money for the Bellver charities by bringing a donation to participate in the non-uniform day.
As classes continued through the day, everyone was looking forward to a well-earned half term break.
Students, teachers, parents and Friends from Bellver joined walkers from the other international school and local community in the annual sponsored walk hosted by the Rotary Club of Calvia.
With a record number of students and perfect weather, they all set of with a smile on their faces, most doing the longer of the two walks.
Following the walk there were reports of sore feet but all enjoyed the day and were happy to help those less fortunate.
The Reception class having been learning about healthy eating in their topic of Superheroes. On Wednesday, they took a short trip down the road to visit the local supermarket. They then had the opportunity view all the different fruit had vegetables. The children selected the fruit they had written down on their shopping list. They then proceeded to the checkout where they paid individually for their fruit. They were so excited and proud of the whole experience. Later that afternoon the children then used their cutting skills to cut up their fruit to make a super healthy fruit salad, which they all enjoyed eating!
Early Years children at Bellver International College started the new academic year with a brand new classroom.
Work over the summer was intense, clearing out the old classroom and enlarging it to make a larger work space. New windows have made a brighter space of natural light for the children to work in.
The teachers have also reported how happy they are to be working in this new environment.
On Thursday 24th August, the school received the last set of IGCSE results. Once again, our dear Bellverians did an astonishing job and achieved an outstanding average of 86.9% A* to C grades. Out of the 160 grades received by the class 44.4 % were A* or A. All students but one achieved a pass grade in at least 5 IGCSEs and are therefore able to carry on their studies in Year 12 and start their A Levels.. The average number of IGCSEs taken by our students was of 10.6.
We therefore congratulate the whole class on their results and we look forward to seeing them on the Thursday 7th September!
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