To help us to understand the importance of Internet Safety, members of the National Police visited the children in years 5 and 6, to share important information about the dangers of using social networking sites. The children were able to discuss their experiences, ask questions about how these sites could lead them into difficult situations and received advice about what they should do if they become worried about anything that they meet on-line. This proved to be a valuable experience for the children: they were very attentive to what the police had to tell them and as teachers, we were able to see that the police’s presence really enforced the messages we had been giving them during Internet Safety Week.
After a fiercely fought competition, with a record number of Aloha College teams participating, the winners in the Aloha College school league table are The Crazy Businessmen from the Year 10 Economics Class. This was an outstanding achievement for the team, made up of Stephen, Daniel, Artem and Henri, since they also finished THIRD in the International Schools league, made up of 240 teams from around world. The young investors, who have just started out on their IGCSE Economics studies, invested wisely in early November and carefully managed their portfolio of shares, making slight adjustments along the way. The team also finished 60th out of 7,600 participating teams from the UK and international schools. They made a capital gain of more than €23,000 over the three month period of the competition, after starting with a virtual 100,000 GBP.
The ability to play chess is an important part of learning at Aloha College and over 200 children have been learning this skill during 2 workshops this term. The best players have competed in an internal contest organised by the Marbella School of Chess and the winners of that will then represent the school in an interschool tournament in Marbella on 19 April. We are expecting another champion again this year!
ALL Aloha College students, from 3 – 18 year olds, ran the Save the Children Charity Race on Friday 1 February. It was a real community event, with parents joining in, and nearly €2000 were raised to help the organisation provide food, medical care and education for the children in the Sahel Desert in Nigeria.