BISR is committed to ensuring our students encounter meaningful service learning experiences that link issues of service, the environment and sustainability. The service learning teams across the BISR campuses incorporate service learning into the curriculum.
Service learning encourages our students to ‘think, feel, and act’, connecting their learning with finding what they are passionate about and facing authentic, challenging ‘real world’ problems, demonstrating honesty, compassion and kindness to become a force for positive change in their communities. Service learning has huge benefits for students, nurturing a sense of responsibility, building self-confidence in their abilities and developing communication, creativity, collaboration and leadership skills.
Students who engage with service learning get the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge, problem analysis and critical thinking skills outside of the classroom. Service learning experiences can increase motivation and encourage students to take ownership of their own learning, improving levels of independence and raising academic achievement.
Here are some of the Service Learning Opportunities at BISR:
- Service Learning Committee
- Community Contribution Activities
- Duke of Edinburgh International (DoE) Award
- Eco Committee
- The Precious Plastic Project
- Student Librarians
- Local Community Service e.g. Riyadh Anima