Latvia's State Forests Nature Park in Tervete
On our trip to Latvia's State Forests Nature Park in Tervete, Preschoolers explored the forest, played active games and simply enjoyed themselves in nature. One of the highlights was meeting the beloved characters from the fairy tale "The Tale of Sprīdītis," brought to life as wooden sculptures. The students also enjoyed the hiking trails and ended their adventure by visiting the park's largest playground. So the day brimmed with lively adventures and a lot of fun for our Preschoolers, making their studies of nature and fairy-tale characters in class more relatable and exciting.
In our final unit ‘Where we are in place and time’ we visited to York in the UK. We were looking at how past civilizations have influenced modern society, with a key focus on the systems and technologies that they invented. We chose York as there are aspects of Roman, Viking and Medieval civilizations, still present within the current city.
We visited the Yorkshire Air Museum to explore the evolution of flight, the Jorvik Centre to look at life in Viking York, and finally the Yorkshire Museum for an insight into Roman and medieval times. The students really enjoyed this experience, and had the opportunity to interact with people and develop their English language skills. As treat at the end of the trip, students went to a local Chinese restaurant. They interacted with the staff and ordered their own meals.
EIS's sixth and seventh graders went to Australia! Our students did everything from sleeping overnight in an aquarium to touring local schools. And, of course, they had several up-close and personal encounters with Australia's famous inhabitants: kangaroos, sharks, and more!
The EIS trip to Munich, Germany was a tremendous opportunity for our students in Grades 2, 3, and 4, as it offered an in-depth portrait of one of Europe’s most inventive and dynamic nations. At the BMW Museum, students witnessed the birth and continual evolution of
an industrial giant, while also gaining first-hand experience with the components that comprise our modern automobiles. Students also visited the Deutsches Museum,
the worldwide leader in science and technology exhibits, as well as a Sea Life Museum and planetarium. Our students were overwhelmed with the ingenuity, sense of wonder, and emergent technologies on display!
National History Museum of Latvia
Our High School students participated in a discussion at the "Constitution100+" exhibition opening at the National History Museum of Latvia. The exhibition is devoted to the creation of the Latvian Constitution, its historical background, its most controversial articles, and the numerous ways it affects us to the present day.
The exhibition was interactive, a great way to stimulate discussion. After they had experienced the various exhibits, our students were able to put questions to the museum historians and to members of Saeima, the parliament of the Republic of Latvia.
Our Grade 5 students had an exciting trip to Croatia. They explored historic sites in Split, including the famous Monument Ninski with its unique design and historical importance. They also visited the renowned National Park Krka, home to a spectacular waterfall. The adventure continued with thrilling water activities like kayak and SUP, as well as a boat ride to admire the beautiful coast. The students also had a great time at a fun park in Biograd na Moru, enjoying exciting rides and games. The trip was a perfect blend of history, nature and bonding with classmates.
Since May 21, our Grade 4 students have been on a trip to Iceland to learn about energy and sustainability of urban systems. From February to April, Grade 4 students delved into these topics as part of their Unit of Inquiry that has a transdisciplinary theme "Sharing the Planet." It is called transdisciplinary because teachers work together to prepare learning activities that all focus on exploring the same topic while developing different skills.
After such a productive unit, students embark on a journey to a country that has one of the most unique ecosystems in the world and is at the forefront of the sustainable living movement.