One of the things I enjoy about ISM is the involvement of the students. With the support and help of teachers and other staff they get involved in a number of activities both on and off campus. Since getting back I have had conversations with students about some of these projects. We have a group of boys that are working with a local school to turn the field they play football on into a proper pitch with goals. There is the group working with animal welfare at a local shelter as pictured below.
Sparkling Elephant is working on new projects this year and one involves work on the beehive fences. In fact, if you have been on campus recently you may have seen all the hives ready to be repaired and repainted.
This year the M3 students have decided that they would like to build a closer relationship with the daycare on campus and are planning different projects with them. This is only a sample of projects based on my conversations with students, if you want more information, I would talk with the students or Anthony Hemmens the coordinator of these activities.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that the involvement went beyond service. We all know the wide range of sports students engage in and the swimming event yesterday was a perfect example. The arts are also part of this involvement. In fact, we have the Variety Show on Friday February 9th. For those who went last year I am sure you remember the great work the PTA did in organizing this event which displayed the wide range of talent in the community. Watch here for more information or look for the posters which will be popping up around campus to sign up.