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Special Environment documentaries, projects and songs were prepared by GFC for this purpose. Many of these participated in national and international competitions and won awards. Some of these are:
This short documentary presents the hazards that batteries pose on our environment. It was also honored at the UNESCO Palace.
This documentary won the “ Tapis d’or” international award at the Tunis Festival. It was later honored by then Minister of Environment, Dr. Michele Moussa. This documentary sheds light on the pollution of our Mediterranean coast.
The Eco sink, the Rain Collector, Samarali Shampoo, the Recycled Music Band, and many other STEAM inventions that won national awards at the AUB Science fairs.
We hold annual awareness days related to different environmental issues such as climate change, water shortage, green energy, and food scarcity. These campaigns involve interdisciplinary research, games, exhibitions, activities and experiments that tackle these issues.
We routinely take part in beach clean-ups with Operation Big Blue, including organizing a cooperative clean-up with 7 of the IB schools in Lebanon.
Students are able to join the gardening club, which focuses on ecofriendly methods. They created a hydroponics model with reduces the need for soil as a sample of how food will be grown in the future.
Students have been “Hunger Heroes” for FoodBlessed organization for several years. They hold annual food drives to benefit the NGO. They have also donated to several bake sales for Maya Terro, the NGO President.
Additionally, we raise awareness of healthy habits and the importance of proper nutrition through curriculum – based and extracurricular activities. Students compete yearly in the Recipes for a Better Health competition and have contacted international experts in the field of genetic modification of food crops, NASA scientists, and leading medical doctors. They have conducted interviews in order to create videos and projects on Crispr CAS 9 and Our Food 2050. They won first place for these projects, as well as personal recognition from the Dean of Students at LAU Byblos.
Year of the Periodic Table Activities and Stair Displays – Students used Adobe Photoshop in Graphic Design to create decals on the school stairs representing the Periodic Table.
Students created lesson plans based on the Periodic Table and went through the school to teach upper classes about the importance of these elemental discoveries.
Held to encourage gender quality and recognition in scientific fields.
IB students created lesson plans to make paper with grades 1 and 4. Students used the recycled papers from their classrooms and made paper using paper pulp, blenders and paper screens.
IB students visit two special needs schools to teach English through hands-on activities
IB students collected gifts and attended a celebration at the school for the blind.
Grade 12 Chemistry Class celebrated Christmas by receiving chemical concepts-rich letters with inspiring gifts from their secret Santa, decorating their Christmas tree with challenging chemistry concepts, composing chemistry songs and writing their most difficult ideas on their Chemistry mug.
Grade 12 students prepared posters against bullying.
IB students organized a bouquet of activities for the elementary students and prepared special cakes to promote friendship in their anti-bullying campaign.