May 22, 2018

Lorena Lourenço – Class of 2011

Lorena Lourenço - Class of 2011

Lorena Lourenço – Class of 2011 is a filmmaker, director and producer.

After graduating from The British School, Lorena Lourenço (Class of 2011) studied a year at PUC before transferring to UCS (University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts – USA) for a course in Cinema. Since then, her #resilience and #creativity have clearly continued to develop, and we are extremely pleased to see that she has won the IndieFEST Intenational Film Award, at San Diego (USA) for her short film “Joy” – written, directed and edited by Lorena!! Congratulations, The British School is proud of your achievements! Some more information about the Film and International Award at http://www.srzd.com/entretenimento/cineasta-brasileira-premio-internacional/

Check out this interview, elaborated and conducted by Gabriela Delamare – Class 11 student (2018).

1- How did the IB Diploma prepare you for your career as a filmmaker and when did you develop an interest in it?

I always knew I wanted to work with something creative, but as I started appreciating the mastery in films such as American Beauty and City of God I realized my passion was filmmaking. My dream of a career in film began to solidify when I was told during an IB curriculum presentation that one person who had recently graduated from the IB Diploma had gone on to pursue a degree in filmmaking. Once I realized that filmmaking was an actual degree I could pursue and that the IB helped you prepare for that I was ecstatic. By the end of that presentation I knew what I would go to college for. I was also extremely lucky in being prepared with the English and Drama courses I took throughout the IB. I started college fully versed in Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Beckett and Shakespeare, which was a great advantage, and to this day these teachings help shape my filmmaking.

2- What is a day in your work like and what challenges do you face as a filmmaker?

It varies depending on the project I am working on. If I am directing a project it varies between adjusting notes to a script, to running lines with actors, to meeting with the Director of Photography and Producers to fine tune the last details of a shoot. If I am producing it goes from location scouting, to coordinating shoots with cast and crew, to sitting in the editing room with a director helping them make creative choices. If I am editing it is usually just me in a dark room cutting and tweaking footage for hours on end. I believe the biggest challenge I face as a filmmaker is finding the platform to portray my work. There is quite a lot of saturation occurring in several areas of the entertainment industry, so there are fewer opportunities for the amount of qualified and talented people trying to break in. Therefore, finding your niche and place in the industry is one of the greatest challenges.

3- How did the school support you on your path to university? Did anyone specifically impact your career choice?

The school was extremely supportive in all the university choices I made. I first chose to go to a college in Brazil, for which I went to all the Vestibular classes TBSRJ offered. Those classes not only prepared me for the vestibular but broadened my horizons and taught me a lot. Six months into PUC I decided I wanted to study abroad instead, so I went back to Mr Garry Nash for help and he was an amazing mentor throughout the entire college application process for an international transfer. I also had amazing support from Mr Guy Smith, who had been a teacher, counselor and friend throughout the entire process.

4- Why did you choose to transfer from PUC to USC and what course were you taking at PUC?

I realized that unfortunately there weren’t as many opportunities in the film industry in Brazil and that most of my curriculum at PUC was not directly focused in film, as I wish it were. So I chose to transfer to an American college to take a stab at Hollywood. I was extremely lucky to have been accepted to USC (University of Southern California), which is lauded as the best film school in the U.S., and the connections and lessons I obtained at USC still help me every day. At PUC, I took many of the basic communications curriculum courses, as well as some Film and Philosophy elective courses. Ultimately, theoretical knowledge I was offered at PUC was extremely important and formative to me.

5- What inspired you to write your short film ‘Joy’?

“Joy” was inspired by an insane year of visa applications and when that visa, which established myself as a female Brazilian working filmmaker in the U.S., was derailed by the Trump administration, all I could do was anxiously wait without any support, security or stability because of my otherness. The longer I remained in that position the longer I realized that the world I lived in was not built for me; an immigrant, a woman, a latina. “Joy” is my cinematic expression of that harrowing experience as well as a way to emotionally process everything I had been through. I could not be more thankful for our actress, Joy Sunday’s, heartbreaking and raw performance in delivering something I had for a long time hidden deep inside me. Through “Joy,” I was able to offer my perspective as an immigrant Latina woman striving to work and live in the current American social climate – one where, unfortunately, xenophobia, sexism and racism seem to run rampant. But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight it.

6- What do you think was the most important thing you learned as a person at the school?

I think BSRJ taught me most of all to express myself, and have the courage to go all out and find what makes me tick, using every creative bone in my body. All of the amazing teachers I had at school validated my voice and perspective as a writer, as a creative and as a person. So much of that initial support is what helped me get to where I am today.

7- Are you planning any other films or other big projects at the moment?

Creating “Joy” and hearing such great responses to it has been extremely validating and has empowered me to dig deeper into a subject that means so much to me. Therefore, I am currently working on a feature-length script about how immigration can play into the fabric of human relationships and sometimes bring us together, but also break us apart. Whilst that script is underway, I work as the production coordinator on a documentary about sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

Lorena Lourenço - Class of 2011

Lorena Lourenço - Class of 2011

Lorena Lourenço - Class of 2011

Lorena Lourenço - Class of 2011

 

March 27, 2018

Bruna Sève Patko – Class of 1998

Bruna Sève Patko – Class of 1998 is an entrepreneur and works as a fashion accessory designer. Check out our interview with our alumna!

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When did you join and leave TBS? Did you graduate from the school? Where did you go to college?

I joined in Infant 1; I believe that was in 1985/86, and I graduated from TBS in 1998. I went to university in Florence and in NYC, at Instituto Polimoda, and The Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

What professional experiences did you have before becoming a successful fashion accessory designer?

In NYC I had the chance to work at the PR department of Tod’s and in the Sales and Merchandising department of Celine. Then I moved to Budapest where I worked at two Hungarian fashion start-ups called Tisza, a former iconic ex-socialist tennis shoes label, and at Nanushka. I moved away from fashion and went to join a strategic marketing consultancy boutique firm called The Garrison Group, working on projects across Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia. After working at the Garrison Group, I joined Nike as their marketing director for Hungary.

 

Your husband is Hungarian and, once married, you lived in Budapest for almost ten years or more. What background did TBS provide that made a difference in this relationship and in your international life experiences?

Having studied at TBS, the school opened my eyes and head to the world. One of the biggest things I learnt at the school was to learn how to think, listen and see things from different perspectives. It sounds so obvious when you say it out loud but the truth is that learning how to see things from different perspectives is a skill that makes us adaptable to different circumstances. The fact that the school always encouraged debates, analysing and discussing topics through different perspectives, made me a more global thinker. With that, being married to a foreigner and living in such a different city like Budapest was putting in practice a lot of the basic life skills that I learnt at the school.

 

Please describe your business and tell us some of the challenges you face in your daily life as an entrepreneur.

I started LOKALWEAR while living in Budapest. My goal was to create a fashion brand that had sustainability and transparency at its core. I was in love with Hungarian folk art and thought its richness had to be shared and transformed to become more contemporary and wearable. I started to develop a line of contemporary jewellery focused on local production, transparency in production and inspiration, and started developing a network of local suppliers, artisans, retired ladies and people with physical disabilities. The idea was to create beautiful authentic pieces that had the total involvement of the locals and people who were outside of the traditional labour force in its making. With my return to Rio, I brought with me these collections and concepts and started developing new Brazilian collections. The goal is to connect people to places and other people through these accessories. It is like with a pair of earrings you get to discover the northeastern part of Hungary, Pantanal, the Brazilian Savanna and, in turn, you transform traditional crafts and involve the locals in the production, bringing authenticity and stimulating the local economy all at the same time.

The challenges are many. In Brazil, the ecosystem is not favourable for innovation. Every collection we develop involves new raw materials, andn trials and errors which require time and capital. So keeping this ratio between innovation, trial, error, novelty and market time is a constant challenge. The precarious infrastructure and high costs of Brazil is another challenge. Communication is also a challenge. In Hungary my challenges were in making people believe that this crazy idea of revitalizing folk art through fashion accessories was a good idea, whereas here the challenges are with basic service providers and in making sure that all the people involved in our supply chain understand the importance of their work and are committed to deadlines.

 

Share with us some of your most vivid memories from your days at school.

I still remember my first day at TBS. Sports’ day at the Sitio, Founders’ Day Fêtes, the volleyball and basketball teams competitions, the nurse, Marinalva, who was more than a nurse; her sweetness and how she took care of an entire school was amazing. The trips we went on with the school. The field trips, the history classes, the art classes with Ms. Alba and Ms. Arlete. The openness that the teachers had with the students was very unique. The teachers I had at the school had the skill to be both tough and friendly, with Ms. Carpinteiro being a great example; it is a trait that as I get older I appreciate more and more. At my time the school was small so my memories are of this great extended family. We knew all the teachers and students from a few classes above and below. And, most importantly, the friends I made at the school, many of which are still present in my day-to-day life.

 

Is there any teacher or subject that had an impact on your career choice?

Yes, Ms. Helida in Infant 2, who always made sure that learning how to read and write was fun and exciting. Ms. Sylvia in class three was very cosmopolitan and would share references from other cultures to our classes, like traditional Mayan songs. Ms. Carpinteiro, my maths teacher, for many years taught me to be analytical, which is something I only realised when I was working with strategic marketing many years later. Ms. Arlete, who encouraged me to pursue my creative side and motivated me to look at artists who expressed themselves through different media and through the use of colour, like Niki de Saint Phalle. Mr Nash and Ms.Eutalia, who had so much passion teaching history that made me a more curious and questioning person. Marco Antonio, the most passionate teacher of them all, who taught me Brazilian history. He would organise field trips with us outside school days, in his own time, to show us the complexity and beauty of our city and country, and Mr. Newman, the most gentlemanly of the gentleman, he was firm but encouraged me constantly.

 

Do you still keep in touch with classmates? Would you like the school to promote more events for alumni?

Yes, I keep in touch with many of them. It would be great for the school to have some sort of alumni association or database where people could find each other and reach out as well.

 

In one phrase, what can you say about TBS?

The school encourages you to challenge yourself, giving you responsibility, treating the students with maturity and encouraging long lasting true friendships and respect. I love it.

 

December 8, 2017

Giovanna Bellotti Azevedo – Class of 2013

 

 

I graduated from TBS in 2013 and am now a senior studying International Politics at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Giovanna1How do you think TBS prepared you for life at university and abroad?

I owe everything to TBS. The school taught me essential life and academic skills that I use every day at Georgetown. I always say that the school’s true value is the fact that it prepares students for life and not for an exam. Since a young age, teachers inspired me to become a critical thinker and a lifelong learner. It’s not only about a grade in an exam, it’s about actually learning the skills to succeed beyond the vestibular or the IB. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received at TBS was: “before you formulate your opinion, read three different viewpoints, which contradict each other. This way you will be able to make an informed decision”. In fact, the school always encouraged me to become an avid reader. Since I can remember, we were always assigned books. Being able to read critically and efficiently is one of the most important skills to succeed in college, especially abroad.  Lastly, I remember that as a TBS student, I would always have to present to the class. Being able to speak confidently and clearly is an invaluable skill.

 

How important was the IB Diploma on your academic education?

Even though I probably wouldn’t have said this in 2013, now I am a fan of the IB. I am almost graduating from Georgetown and looking back, I feel that the IB was an outstanding preparation for college. I say this because most students come to university completely raw, they have never written an academic paper or done research. In the IB, you have to write an extended essay, which is a great preparation for all the papers you will be writing in college. The IB is also a way to learn how to manage stress and how to manage your time, as you constantly have to juggle multiple assignments at once. This will become your life in college.

 

When and how did you start to become interested in politics?

I have always been a very politicised person. I think it’s because I have always read a lot. However, my passion for politics was really consolidated through the Model UN programme at TBS. My dad took me to visit the UN when I was nine years old and I became fascinated by it. When I found out about the MUN, I knew that it was a perfect activity for me. So, through my research for Model UN conferences, I began to realise that I truly had a passion for politics and international relations, and that is what led me to apply to the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.

 

Introduce your website and tell us how and when you had the idea of launching such a relevant tool to demistify politics for beginners?

In addition to loving politics, I have always loved to write. I have always known that I wanted to become a political journalist. While at college, sometimes I felt that what I was studying was a bit too theoretical and I felt the need to apply it in a more practical way. I also began to realise that most young people don’t share my passion for international relations and politics. They think it’s all boring and too complicated. This began to really concern me because we are now living in a very polarised country, where people tend to be very absolute in their opinions. One thing I’ve learnt in my studies is that nothing about politics is absolute. Also, every time something happened in the world, a few of my friends would reach out and ask me to explain to them what had happened because they knew that I study International Politics. So, I would always try and find ways to explain to them what happened in a simple way, and they would immediately become interested. Therefore, I started to think about this and noticed that I had never heard of any blog or website that had the aim of introducing political topics in a very unpretentious way, with the intention of discussing complicated issues in a simple language, so that people who don’t necessarily study this could become more engaged. That’s when Desvendando Política was born.

 

Young people need a meaningful education in politics. Do you think TBS helped in your engagement and development of critical thinking?

TBS definitely helped me become a critical thinker. As I said before, the school always encourages its students to think outside the box, to read, to consider different viewpoints. The tools are all out there; it’s up to every single student to take advantage of them. The MUN programme made a huge difference in my life because that is where I was first really exposed to the world of international affairs. The school constantly emphasises its mission to educate its students for life, and not just for an exam. That in itself already makes a huge difference because we were always encouraged to challenge ourselves.

 

Politics can often feel like something which is far removed from everyday life, and something which most young people don’t easily relate to. How do you think we can encourage young people to engage in politics?

The most important thing in my opinion is to understand your responsibility as a young person. Brazil is your country; it is your responsibility to make sure that it has a better future. Yes, I went to study abroad, but I was able to do so thanks to the opportunities that this country gave my parents – opportunities that most people don’t have. If you are privileged to go to The British School and then move on to an amazing university, it is your responsibility to give something back, because very few people have the same luck. It doesn’t take much to make a difference. I feel that many young people want to change the world all at once and get frustrated because they are not able to do so. Small actions can make a huge difference. Read more and learn about what led us here. I feel that there is a widespread sentiment of hopelessness in this country, and this is far more dangerous than the corruption within our political system. You don’t necessarily have to work in politics if that is not your passion but, if it is, go for it! If not, then at least read about it and become as informed as you can. I think that once a sense of pride in being Brazilian is restored, more young people will engage. That is what we have to work on.

 

What are your personal aspirations and goals for the near future?

My ultimate dream is to become a political journalist. I want to be able to report on these issues, which I have dedicated so much time to understanding. Still, one thing that I have learnt in college is that the more you study, the less you actually know. It might sound counter-intuitive but it’s because there is just so much happening in the world, that when you actually learn something, you begin to realise how much you actually don’t know. Journalists have to be life-long learners, and that is what I aspire to be. I also have the plan to go to Grad School for journalism, in the near future, but not straight after my graduation. In addition, I aspire to continue my project with this blog, which gives me great personal satisfaction. Hopefully, by doing what I love, I will be able to inspire more people to want to learn more about the world. That is my ultimate goal in life.

 

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Giovanna Bellotti Azevedo

The British School, Rio de Janeiro – Class of 2013

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University – Class of 2018

August 3, 2017

Maria Eduarda Penteado’2016

  

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!”

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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!

August 3, 2017

Patrick Whyte – Class of 2016

  

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.

Patrick

August 3, 2017

Mariana Pozzi Guimarães’2016

  

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!

Mariana

October 5, 2016

Giovanna Coutinho’2011

  

It is always an honour and great feeling to receive news from our alumni. This week, Giovanna Coutinho, Class of 2011, shared her ‘life after TBS” experience with us! Congratualtions for all your achievements, Giovanna. The British School family is very proud of you!

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“I started at The British School in Nursery and went through all the way to Class 11, always being one of the “shy kids” in my year group. I always took an interest in the art classes and opportunities that were offered, and I can remember clearly that Class 5 was a pretty big arts year for me. I still remember one of the pieces I made very vividly – it was a clay sculpture based on Henry Moore’s work – and I was incredibly proud of it, even though I didn’t particularly know why at the time.

As I went on to Class 6, that interest in the arts continued to grow, and I started drawing and exploring different crafts more frequently during my free time and also in the classroom with Mrs. Arlete’s and Mrs. Leah’s support. As it was, Art quickly became my favourite subject at school, along with ICT and later ITGS, and looking back at it today it’s actually no wonder that I ended up in the 3D/CG industry. I recall enjoying all graphics-related content in IT class, including some extra-curricular “challenges” that were created to help us learn more about different software such as Microsoft Word and Photoshop. I had no idea at the time, but those opportunities definitely helped me shape a path that I would follow for my career in the future.

When we were told to find an internship opportunity near the end of my school years, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do yet – so I picked animation, since it was something I grew up with and legitimately enjoyed from a very layman perspective. It was actually very difficult to find an internship in this area – most opportunities we found were with design and advertising companies, since animation isn’t necessarily a big industry yet in Brazil. When I did find something in actual animation, it was at a small advertising studio which was working on a 3D ad about mosquitoes, which at the time didn’t particularly peak my interest since I was convinced I wanted to work on 2D, traditional animation.

University applications started rolling out, and I applied for the animation program in a number of art schools in the USA. I had a lot of help from different teachers at TBS, and ended up being accepted into a handful of art schools that peaked my interest. Cue September 2012, when I started my animation program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

I always saw myself as one of the more diligent, prepared students in my yeargroup at SCAD, and I know my education at TBS was largely responsible for that. It was clear to me that people around me weren’t quite as prepared to try their hardest even in our core design classes, or even as comfortable to stand in front of the class for reviews and “dailies”. If you knew me during my time at TBS, you’ll know I wasn’t particularly comfortable with public speaking, but I’m very thankful that we had so many opportunities to improve those skills in school. I might not have known (or wanted to accept it) at the time, but those public speaking skills were essential to my success in university, even at an arts school. Before getting to SCAD I was under the illusion that I’d be able to continue to be my shy, quiet self, and when I got there I noticed many others were also surprised to learn that even as an artist, you must be able to communicate your ideas clearly and coherently. This made me wish I had taken advantage of more of the public speaking opportunities TBS provided, but even though I didn’t participate in too many of them, the ones I did take part in were enough to give me an advantage over most other students around me.

After taking some introductory courses to 2D/traditional animation, I figured out it wasn’t for me, and that I enjoyed computer animation a lot better – more specifically, rigging. Rigging is the stage of the animation pipeline which comes between modeling and animation – think of it as making a puppet. Modelers make the pieces and build the look of the puppet – riggers add the strings which allow the puppet to move – animators move those strings around to make it look good in motion. That being so, rigging is a very important step in the process, as it defines how good the animation will be able to be. It’s an art, but it’s also very technical and involves a decent amount of math as well as problem-solving skills and creativity.

I decided to become a rigger in 2014, graduated college in November 2015, and started my career at an animation studio called Rooster Teeth in March 2016.

Rooster Teeth makes web-based content, animated and live action, and has millions of fans. In 6 months of work here, I’ve rigged for 3 different shows – Mercs, RWBY Chibi and currently RWBY, which will premiere on October 22nd. For each project, I’ve worked on a pretty high percentage of assets, be they characters or props – we only have 3 members in our team, so I’ve had my hands on a lot of stuff and been responsible for some pretty big developments here.

Here are some examples of my work – all very motion-dependent.

RWBY Volume 4 Character Short – Premieres Oct 22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ

RWBY Chibi season 1:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

Red vs. Blue (mainly episodes 9, 10 and 11) season 14:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

RWBY season 4 isn’t out yet, but the trailer will be published next week – for now I’ll link to this Tweet with a tease of the trailer:
https://twitter.com/RoosterTeeth/status/781871270967115776

 

Thank you TBS for providing all the most important foundations skills I would need.”

By Giovanna Coutinho – Class of 2011
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https://twitter.com/giofcoutinho
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2o-EQnYkM_QKJVQW85a4g

May 5, 2016

Anna Pereira’2005 at Stanford!

  

Our former student, Anna Pereira’2005 was accepted to the LL.M. at Stanford! The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. We congratulate Anna for her new achievement and wish her all the best!

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March 31, 2016

Diana Aude Craik’2005 – Scientific Photograph Winner

  

The Brazilian scientist and alumni Diana Prado Lopes Aude Craik’2005 won the top prize in a British contest of scientific photographs, organized by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

After her graduation at The British School, Rio de Janeiro, she was offered places at Harvard, Princeton amongst others well known universities. She then majored in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. Currently, she is working towards her PhD degree in quantum physics at the University of Oxford, UK.

The winning photo was made using a microscope from Oxford University. It shows a chip that was developed by a colleague and herself, as part of a research on the development of quantum computing with ions. She won the Eureka category and also the overall prize.

More details at: http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/noticias/2016/03/160323_brasileira_oxford_foto_ss

Congratulations, Diana! We’re proud of you!

Images from BBC Website

Images from BBC Website

Winning Photo

Images from BBC Website

December 3, 2015

Leandro Fonseca’s Son

  

Congratulations to Leandro Fonseca’1997 and Juliana Leite, for the arrival of their baby! Guilherme was born on December 3rd 2015.  Leandro is brother to Daniel Baptista’2002, Lívia Fonseca’2005 and son to Mr Arnô Fonseca – Head of PE and Ms Celia Chaves – PE Teacher at TBS.

The British School community wishes all happiness and lots of love Guilherme and the entire family!

 

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