Why do we celebrate UN Day at ICS? It is important for us to celebrate our global community through sharing our heritage but it goes further. We are celebrating the most powerful gift of all. That gift is education. At ICS, we have created an environment that focuses on learning through an understanding of ourselves and the world around us. As I visit classrooms, I see many examples of this. From students discussing what a peacemaker is to how to write your own personal narrative, I see the development of empowered learners.
Malala Yousafzai said, “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons.” She was speaking to the United Nations Youth Assembly on education. Giving our students an education that helps them to be engaged global citizens is the core of what we do at ICS. Seeing each and every child at ICS participate in UN Day warmed my heart and gave me a feeling of hope for the future.
Marcy Criner, Principal