Sustainability & Global Citizenship

Recognising our shared guardianship of the planet

Sustainability & Global Citizenship

BISS is committed to playing its part in helping to create a more fair, equal and sustainable world as outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the related Goodlife Goals. Students are encouraged to think about the things they can do in our everyday lives to help make tomorrow better than today.

The Goodlife Goals represent an effort to answer this question and help a global audience to recognize the vital role of individual action in achieving the SDGs. They lay out 85 individual actions – 5 asks for each of the 17 SDGs – anyone can contribute towards the huge, planet-changing objectives that sit at the heart of the sustainability agenda.

Global Citizenship

A global citizen is someone who understands the wider world and their place in it. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fair. BISS encourages students to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world to believe they can make a difference. Global citizenship reaches beyond school to the wider community. It is promoted throughout our curriculum, as well as other activities and initiatives throughout the year. Each school house team has its own charity enabling children to engage in fundraising activities.

The aim of our IB programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.