The Business Club of ISL launched itself this semester with 51 Upper school students from ISL joining over 300 students in the Luxembourg schools in an exciting online competition run by the BCEE and other savings banks in Europe. The competition gives students an opportunity to invest virtual capital on the stock market with trading based on share prices on real stock exchanges.
The British & Irish Film Season takes place this year from Sep 24 - Oct 7. The festival director, Mr. Geoff Thompson, kindly allowed for a Luxembourg premier of one of the films for 60 of the 85 Film students at ISL. This is a very special film and one that is slated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Fergal O'Hannrachain will kick off our Learning to Look series this school year. Fergal's recent works have been using the ceramic medium creating whimsical figurative sculptures. The works which will be displayed here at school will include ones from a new series which Fergal is working on at the moment titled `Hoodies`.
Thirteen of ISL's most adventurous Upper School students travelled to the Isle of Skye this summer to complete their Mérite Jeunesse Gold expedition. Mérite Jeunesse, as it is known locally, is the Luxembourg equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.
During our second annual Welcome Back Festival on Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered at ISL to enjoy international cuisine and tasty beverages, and to soak up information about activities in Luxembourg.