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It is with great honour and pride that we share with you that Maria Eduarda Penteado, Class of 2016, will be joining Columbia University in New York City, and with a scholarship.
“Maria Eduarda has always been an enthusiastic and mature lady in approaching all areas of school life. Academically, she was an outstanding student, with strong IGCSE grades and impressive IB grades. She has always been highly motivated with a genuine interest in all areas of learning, and with a great passion for Literature, Languages and Drama. To quote her English teacher she “Handles the language beautifully, with great sensitivity and clarity.” Her principal characteristics are her commitment and enthusiasm which drive her to participate in a wealth of activities both inside and outside the school. She has appeared in all the school drama productions, and has taken part in numerous drama, singing and dance workshops and courses. She was an highly active member of the school community and believes strongly in the idea of being an active citizen. She has led the school’s Green Council, recommending and helping implement changes to make the school more environmentally sustainable. She was involved in the Model United Nations, and was part all the school and Brazilian MUNs, being rewarded with the position of chair of various councils at the BSRJMUM, SPMUN and BRAMUN, culminating in Chair of the Human Rights Council at the BRAMUN National Conference and Conference Director at the BSRJMUN both in 2016. She has received both academic and extra-curricular awards in all the years she has been at the school, most notable among them the CIS International Student Award in 2015 and was selected to represent the school at the LAHC Student Conference. This is certainly a student who is concerned about the world she lives in and wants to make a positive difference. In a nutshell, Maria Eduarda really does embody the kind of student that The British School, Rio de Janeiro endeavours to develop: a responsible, well informed, open minded, confident and caring individual.”
Her mother has also shared with us her delight and happiness:
“Não tem como não vibrar! Não tem como não estar feliz e comemorar.
Uma conquista tão linda. E que tem tanta gente por trás! E eu quero AGRADECER E COMPARTILHAR com estas pessoas.
Pessoas que como nos créditos de um filme, e que, geralmente as pessoas nem lêem e saem da sala com a tela ainda passando. Muitos tem mentoria e não falam. Para mim, a gratidão é um valor muito importante na vida.
Minha Duda Penteado passou dentre outras faculdades de excelência nos EUA e Inglaterra, como Georgetown e Kings College of London School , Para Columbia University: Ciências Políticas (major), e Teatro e Artes (minor).
Foram anos de preparação na The Britsh School, mas este ano que passou… foi “hard”! Muita determinação e foco dela!
E sem essa equipe maravilhosa minha filha não teria conseguido talvez, estes resultados tão maravilhosos… e com ofertas de bolsa de estudos!
Queria ressaltar e agradecer a excelente mentoria e apoio da própria escola, The Britsh School, Rio de Janeiro; nas pessoas do Gary Nash e Rose Peixoto, que foram de EXTREMA E FUNDAMENTAL importância no acompanhamento da minha filha (e meu), em todo o processo. Ao Professor Fernando Multedo, que prestou uma consultoria pontual em momentos decisivos! Ao Fabiano Jácome não só pelas orientações, mas pela amizade em tantos momentos.
Sem todos vocês, a determinação, trabalho e foco da Duda , as orações de minha mãe Elizabeth Marinheiro e de tantos amigos e clientes queridos, minha filha, talvez não estaria indo para Columbia University!
Meu carinho e gratidão! À você filha já falei e falamos tudo e falaremos muuuito!”
We are proud to have Maria Eduarda as member of The British School family and can only wish her all the best. You will be missed Duda!
Patrick will be attending King’s College, London in September where he will be doing a BSc in Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. Patrick has also declared that he plans to go on to do an MSci once he has completed his BSc. In Patrick’s own words he says that, “it’s so awesome that he now has all these opportunities in (my) life, it’s something that many people, including myself would never have predicted even a year ago”. We wish Patrick all the best in his ‘awesome’ adventure.
Mariana Pozzi Guimarães’2016 was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania and selected for the Huntsman Program. This is a program in which students work towards a dual degree. It is a unique, four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate course of study that integrates business education, advanced language training and a liberal arts education. Within the program there is a language target and Mariana’s is Spanish. She will study a semester abroad in a Spain!
Botafogo Site had an amazing Technology Exhibition taking place during 27th and 28th July.
Delivered by teachers for teachers, this event was an exciting professional development opportunity for our staff. State of the art digital technologies were laid out across eight “stations”, enabling staff to move from one station to the next in rotation to explore and learn about the different technologies the school has available. Among the many exhibits on show, teachers got the chance to use the virtual reality headsets, robotic equipment, metal detectors, augmented reality books, audio books, playtables, green screens, nano drones, video equipment and various educational iPad apps! As well as helping teachers to better understand the technology itself, this was a brilliant opportunity for our staff to collaborate and share ideas in order to positively impact teaching and learning in the classroom.
What a great way to start the term!
‘What are the beach and wave characteristics of Macumba?’. This was the geographical question that Class 8 set out to investigate on Thursday 22nd June.
Ranging poles, clinometers, infiltrometers, quadrats, tape measures, compasses, stop watches, oranges and strips of cloth were used by the students to collect data at four locations along Macumba Beach.
After 3hours and 30 minutes, the students had filled their recording sheets with data on beach profile, vegetation cover, infiltration, wind direction, long-shore drift and wave frequency. This data will be analysed back in the classroom , preparing them for the IGCSE Paper 4 exam (Alternative to Coursework).
The students clearly had an enjoyable time practising the wide range of coastal fieldwork techniques. Despite being instructed to stay ankle deep in the water, a few individuals managed to get rather wet….the excuse……a few rogue waves! Luckily the sun was shining and clothes dried quickly!
Thanks to all the staff members (Rachel Sangala, Aline Teixeira, Michelle Guzzwell, Julia Brenchley, Amanda Motchi, Michael Francis, Claudia Vowles, Caroline (school nurse) and Leonardo (school inspector) who helped make the trip a smooth experience. Thanks also to all the students who behaved impeccably well throughout the trip!