September 15th(ish) was International Dot Day and BISP organised activities this year as well! On this day, students from across the globe celebrate the power of courage, creativity and collaboration. “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds tells the story of Vashti, who doesn’t believe she is capable of creating any art. Her teacher challenges her to ‘make her mark’ and from there on, Vashti discovers new possibilities and confidence in her ability.
Over a 2-week period, the Primary students engaged in “dotty” activities. The Art Department introduced students in Years 3-6 to the history and meaning of Mandalas, they all painted and drew their own. The art will be on display at the entrance of the Primary Library as a testimony to the amazing creativity and collaboration that takes place at BISP. In the library, students decorated their own dots and used augmented reality to make their dots “come alive” during their buddy-reading sessions. To top it all off, the students also practiced the “Dot Song” in music lessons. It was very exciting.