Soren’s Healthy Tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #3

Try making an avocado sandwich with mozzarella, avocado, a baguette and tomato!

 


Soren’s healthy tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #2

Try making a dessert out of fruit and honey instead of a sugary and fattening dessert.You will enjoy a healthier dessert

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Soren’s healthy tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #1

Check all of the labels on your food. Pull out all the ones with high fructose corn syrup in them and don’t use those foods for a week, you’ll feel better in yourself!


Thoughts from Students

I have the great privilege of sharing two pieces of poetry from Grade 7. Their perceptions of their world (of school and the wider world) demonstrate a level of introspection and reflection that I would struggle to find in many adults. Oliver and Abby, the authors, were kind enough to authorize their poems to be shared with our school community. I ask that you read them and perhaps, put yourselves in the shoes of a teenager living in 2015. We would all like to thank these students for being brave enough to share their innermost thoughts and feelings with the wider community.

Scott Jackson
Principal, ISBerne

Just Think
by Oliver Robertson
Grade 7

The bell rings
out to play they go
again the boy stands there alone
but no one knows his woe
he prays theyโ€™ll leave him โ€˜lone tโ€™day
If only he could stay out their way

too scared to ask for help
he suffers by himself
they call him hurtful names
itโ€™s not good for his health
he prays they’ll leave him โ€˜lone tโ€™day
if only he could stay out their way

itโ€™s not a good day
they are at school
he receives a piercing blow to head
all against school rules
he prays they’ll leave him โ€˜lone tโ€™day
if only he could stay out their way

they take his dinner money
he doesn’t dare cry
he suffers in silence
and just wonders why
he prays theyโ€™ll leave him โ€˜lone tโ€™day
if only he could stay out their way

why do people do this
itโ€™s really unkind
it rips peoples hearts out
and plays with their minds
he prays they’ll leave him โ€˜lone today
if only he could stay out their way

Express Your Feelings
By Abby Cortez

They say we all have the responsibility to tell humanity,
How we feel and what we see.
Officials ask us what they could do to make the world better for you and for me
Then they treat our thoughts like a lion would a cub and a dog would a puppy.

They say tell the truth, but can we really?
People are put away for what they have to say,
By police who watch us like birds of prey
Ask yourself where would you be
If people werenโ€™t heard, like Mandela and Gandhi?

While opinions on food and games are each to their own,
Opinions on politics are like a war zone.
When you are younger youโ€™re ignored even if you shout.
But people will blossom if we just hear them out.

Step back and think are we really free to say what we please?
What about those in poverty?
Because of how they live they arenโ€™t taken seriously.
People throw their opinions away carelessly.

Your thoughts could be gold on a sliver platter,
But if youโ€™re not wealthy does it really matter?
They look at you like youโ€™re a mad hatter.
They think theyโ€™re on top but they still have us to flatter.

People express their ideas everyday,
But no one seems to care about what they have to say.
We all have a brain. Why canโ€™t we use it?
You donโ€™t use it you lose it.
So to now conclude it:
Express yourself โ€˜cause someone somewhere, could use it!


A Plea for Help from a Grade 5 Student

Please Help Make a Difference!

Every 21 seconds, someone dies because of lack of access to safe drinking water. About all of these people without access to drinking water live in developing countries. These people do not have safe drinking water because their governments are not investing in it. They also do not have the technology because they cannot afford it. They cannot afford it because countries like theirs have debts to pay. They have debts to pay like countries like ours. In reality, it is us who are keeping all these poor people without access to safe drinking water.

Just think, you, an average person, probably take about a 5-minute shower a day. That uses up 40 gallons of water. Imagine what a person without safe drinking water could do with that amount of drinking water. Looking forward to that hamburger your going to eat for dinner? It takes 17,000 gallons of water just to produce one single hamburger. Again, just imagine what someone with no drinking water could do with will all that water. We need to help these people! We all need to take part in helping these people! Here is a way you can start: donate to my fundraising page.

The money you donate will go to building a well to pump water for a village in Africa. My fundraising goal is 7,000 USD. If you would like to make sure your money is being used productively, please feel free to visit: http://www.waterwellsforafrica.com, access the โ€˜Ways to giveโ€™ section and then select the โ€˜Empowermentโ€™ section.

Thank you for your time. It would be AMAZING if you could donate and make a difference!

Dugan Miller, Grade 5, ISBerne


How Switzerland Resisted Fascism

ISBerne sends a proud congratulations to alumnus Atholl W. Macpherson on the publication of his essay, The Deterrence of Fascism in Switzerland. Atholl, who now attends Kingโ€™s College, London, is a graduate of the International School of Berne where, during the academic year 2012/13, he wrote his IB Extended Essay on the subject of the failure of fascism in Switzerland. His essay has just been publishedย in the spring edition of the academic publication, The Concord Review.

You may read his article here:ย http://tcr.org/ebook/TCR_24_3_Sp14.pdf


ISBerne thoughts on bullying

This video, created by a senior at ISBerne, was created to raise awareness of the fact that bullying is far too common in schools and societies throughout the world, and it is one of the most detrimental forms of violence. We need to put an end to this, as soon as we can. It may seem, asย individuals, that we can’t make a big difference, but it’s together that we will. ย It starts within our own communities, it starts with you.

We hope you enjoy the video, if you would like to keep updated about the ISBerne Peace Club then visit our facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ourpeaceclub

UPDATE:

As a project for our Mother Tongue Programme and to meet his CAS requirements, ISBerne senior, Oz Levin-Kas has submitted a hebrew transcription of this student video, “Thoughts on Bullying”.

ืžื” ื”ื‘ื™ืช ืกืคืจ ื—ื•ืฉื‘ ืขืœ ื”ืฆืงื•ืช ื‘ืงืจื‘ ื‘ื ื™ ื ื•ืขืจ:

ื˜ืงืกื˜:

ื”ืกืจื˜ื•ืŸ, ืืฉืจ ื ื•ืฆืจ ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ืชืœืžื™ื“ ื›ื™ืชื” ื™”ื‘ ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ื‘ืžื˜ืจื” ืœื”ื’ื‘ื™ืจ ืืช ื”ืžื•ื“ืขื•ืช ืฉื”ืฆืงื•ืช ื‘ืงืจื‘ ื‘ื ื™ ื ื•ืขืจ ื–ื• ืชื•ืคืขื” ื ืคื•ืฆื” ืžื“ื™ ื‘ื‘ืชื™ ืกืคืจ ื•ื‘ืžืงื•ืžื•ืช ืจื‘ื™ื ื‘ืจื—ื‘ื™ ื”ืขื•ืœืย  ื•ืฉื–ื” ืื—ืช ื”ื“ืจื›ื™ื ื”ื ื’ื™ืฉื•ืช ื‘ื™ื•ืชืจ ืฉืœ ืืœื™ืžื•ืช. ืื ื—ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœื”ืคืกื™ืง ืืช ื”ืชื•ืคืขื” ื”ื–ื• ืžื”ืจ ื›ื›ืœ ืฉืืคืฉืจ. ื›ืจื’ืข ื–ื” ื ืจืื”, ืฉืœื—ื•ื“ ืื ื—ื ื• ืœื ื™ื›ื•ืœื™ื ืœื”ืฉืคื™ืข, ืื‘ืœ ื‘ื™ื—ื“ ืื ื—ื ื• ื™ื›ื•ืœื™ื ืœื™ืฆื•ืจ ื”ื‘ื“ืœ ื’ื“ื•ืœ. ื–ื” ืžืชื—ื™ืœ ื‘ืงืจื‘ ื”ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื” ื”ืงืจื•ื‘ื” ืฉืœื ื•, ื–ื” ืžืชื—ื™ืœ ืื™ืชืš.

ืื ื—ื ื• ืžืงื•ื•ื™ื ืฉืชื™ื”ื ื• ืžื”ืกืจื˜ื•ืŸ, ืื ืชืจืฆื• ืœื”ื™ืฉืืจ ืžืขื•ื“ื›ื ื™ื ื‘ืงืฉืจ ืœืžื•ืขื“ื•ืŸ ื”ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ืชื•ื›ืœื• ืœื‘ืงืจ ืืช ื“ืฃ ื”ืคื™ื™ืกื‘ื•ืง ืฉืœื ื•: https://www.facebook.com/ourpeaceclub

ืกืจื˜ื•ืŸ:

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (0:00-0:06): ื™ื•ืชืจ ืž3.2 ืžื™ืœื™ื•ืŸ ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ื ื”ื ืงื•ืจื‘ื ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ืฆืงื” ื•ื”ืชืขืœืœื•ืช ื›ืœ ืฉื ื”.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (0:06-0:11): ืื—ื“ ืžื›ืœ ืขืฉืจื” ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ื ืขื•ื–ื‘ื™ื ืืช ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืกืคืจ ื‘ื’ืœืœ ื”ืชืขืœืœื•ืช ื•ื”ืฆืงื”.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ 1 (0:11-0:28): ื‘ืคืฉื˜ื•ืช, ื”ืฆืงื” ื–ื” ืื• ืคื’ื™ืขื” ื‘ืžื™ืฉื”ื• ื“ืจืš ื›ื•ื—, ืžื™ืœื•ืœื™ืช ืœืœืขื•ื’ ืœื”ื ืื• ื“ืจืš ื‘ืจื™ื•ื ื•ืช ืฉืžืชื—ื™ืœ ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ื ืคื•ืฅ ื›ืขืช.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (0:26-0:31): ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžื—ืฆื™ ืžื‘ื ื™ ื”ื ื•ืขืจ ื‘ืขื•ืœื, ื”ื™ื• ืงื•ืจื‘ืŸ ืœื”ืชืขืœืœื•ืช ื‘ืื™ื ื˜ืจื ื˜.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ื” 1 (0:32-0:39): ื–ื” ื—ืกืจ ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืœืœืขื•ื’ ืื• ืœื”ืฆื™ืง ืœืžื™ืฉื”ื• ืžื’ื–ืข ืฉื•ื ื”, ืขื ื“ืขื” ืฉื•ื ื” ืื• ืื–ืจื—ื•ืช ืฉื•ื ื”.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ื” 2 (0:39-0:45): ื›ืœ ืื—ื“ ื”ื•ื ื ื•ืจืžืืœื™ ื›ืžื• ื›ืœ ืื—ื“ ืื—ืจ ื•ืื ืฉื™ื ืœื ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœื”ืชื ื”ื’ ืฉื•ื ื” ืœืืฃ ืื—ื“.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (0:46-0:50): ื”ืชื ื›ืœื•ื™ื•ืช ื•ื”ืฆืงื•ืช ื”ื ื”ื’ื•ืจืžื™ื ืœื™ื•ืชืจ ืž-75% ืฉืœ ืชืื•ื ื•ืช ื™ืจื™ ื‘ื‘ืชื™ ืกืคืจ.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (0:51-0:56): ืœืงื•ืจื‘ื ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ืฆืงื•ืช ื•ื‘ืจื™ื•ื ื•ืช ื™ืฉ ืกื™ื›ื•ื™ ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื™ื•ืชืจ ืคื™ 2 ืขื“ 9 ืœืฉืงื•ืœ ื”ืชืื‘ื“ื•ืช ืื• ืคื’ื™ืขื” ื‘ืขืฆืžื.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ื” 3 (1:20-1:29): ืื ื™ ื—ื•ืฉื‘ืช ืฉืขื“ื™ืฃ ืœื“ื‘ืจ ืื—ื“ ืขื ื”ืฉื ื™ ืžืืฉืจ ืœื”ื’ื™ื“ ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืžืื—ื•ืจื™ ื”ื’ื‘ ืื• ืœื”ืฉืชืžืฉ ื‘ืืœื™ืžื•ืช.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ 2 (1:35-1:38): ืื ื—ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœื”ืชื ื”ื’ ืœืื—ืจื™ื, ื›ืžื• ืฉืื ื—ื ื• ืจื•ืฆื™ื ืฉื”ืชื ื”ื’ื• ืืœื™ื ื•.

ืชืœืžื™ื“ื” 2 (1:38-1:47) (ืงื˜ืข 3): ืฆืจื™ืš ืœืกืคืจ ืœืื ืฉื™ื ืฉืžืฆื™ืงื™ื ื•ืžืชืขืœืœื™ื ืฉื›ื•ืœื ื• ื“ื•ืžื™ื ื•ืื•ืชื• ื“ื‘ืจ ื•ืฉื›ื•ืœื ื• ื‘ื ื™ ืื“ื ืฉืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœืชืช ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืื—ื“ ืœืฉื ื™.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (1:48-1:52): ื‘ื—ื‘ืจื” ืฉืœื ื•, ื”ืชืขืœืœื•ืช ื”ื™ื ื”ืกื•ื’ ื”ื ื•ื“ืข ื•ื”ืžื•ื›ืจ ื‘ื™ื•ืชืจ ืฉืœ ืืœื™ืžื•ืช.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (1:49-1:57): ืื ื—ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœืขืžื•ื“ ืœืฆื™ื“ื ืฉืœ ื”ืื ืฉื™ื ืฉืื™ื ื ืžืกื•ื’ืœื™ื ืœืขื–ื•ืจ ื•ืœื”ื’ืŸ ืขืœ ืขืฆืžื.

ืชื•ื“ื” ืขืœ ื”ื”ืงืฉื‘ื”.

ืจืื™ื•ื ื•ืช ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ืžื™ื›ืืœ ืื‘ื ื“.

ืฆื™ืœื•ื ื•ืขืจื™ื›ื” ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ืื•ืกื™ื™ืŸ ืคืจื˜.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (2:13-2:15):ย  ืื ื—ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœื”ื’ื‘ื™ืจ ืืช ื”ืžื•ื“ืขื•ืช, ื‘ื’ืœืœ ืฉื‘ื™ื—ื“ ืื ื—ื ื• ืžืกื•ื’ืœื™ื ืœืขืฉื•ืช ืืช ื–ื”.

ื˜ืงืกื˜ (2:16-2:22): ืืฃ ืื—ื“ ืœื ืฆืจื™ืš ืœืกื‘ื•ืœ ืืช ื”ืืœื™ืžื•ืช ื”ืœื ืื ื•ืฉื™ืช ื”ื–ืืช.