How does your organization make Billund come alive as the Capital of Children - where children learn through play and become creative citizens of the world?
As an IB World School in Billund with a focus on learning through play, we play an active part in developing Billund as the Capital of Children.
Ever since opening our doors in 2013 we have been working to create a pedagogy of play in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the LEGO Foundation. This philosophy and approach to learning has brought new families –and even more visitors—to Billund. Every year we welcome between 800-1000 teachers, researchers and administrators from around the world who want to learn from what we do, and carry that inspiration home with them.
What’s in it especially for children?
At ISB, students work creatively, independently, and with a great deal of reflection on both the local community and their global responsibility.
How do you think it links to the vision of the Capital of Children?
"My deepest wish is that when students leave ISB, what they carry with them is an unwavering curiosity and lifelong love of learning. Then I will know we have succeeded." Camilla Uhre Fog, Head of the School
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How many children develop their competencies with you yearly?
Around 400 students