School stories

The International School has always nurtured creativity, innovations and student’s individuality. We know that our students have different learning techniques and approaches to the lessons. Nonetheless, the mutual agreement is that creative lessons are something that we all enjoy!

11 November is celebrated as Armistice Day, in memory of the day when armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918. The day of German capitulation in World War I has been declared a national holiday in Serbia. The badge worn on this holiday combines Natalie’s Ramonda, or the phoenix flower, and the Albanian Retreat medal. Armistice Day is also celebrated in Great Britain and in Commonwealth countries.

When you think about World War I, you remember various dates, places and names, but do you really know what happened? Year 10 students wanted to know more about this event and the International School decided to creatively respond to this request!

We knew whom to call!

International School’s Year 13 student, Mr. Uroš Jež, presented the lesson fully dressed as a World War I soldier. He wanted to give his classmates a better insight into why 11 November is significant for Serbia. Besides the fact that the Serbian Kingdom fought on the side of the Allies, Armistice Day marks the end of South Slavic occupation and the rise of a new world from the ashes. The day also commemorates the huge civilian and military losses suffered by the nation.

The effort Uroš has put into creating this presentation is captivating. He brought real historical items such as helmets and medals and told the stories behind them. How fascinating is that?