In our international school, students learn to create innovative projects since they are little kids. Through the "Acceleration Lab" program, they have collaborated to develop social projects.
Not just assignments and exams: the learning model of our H-International School is based on subjects and activities that go beyond the traditional school programs and that encourage students to develop transversal skills.
An example of our method is the Acceleration Lab, an inter-disciplinary laboratory that fosters the students' entrepreneurial attitude through the development of social projects. For one year, two hours per week, some innovation professionals met our first-year high schoolers and collaborated to develop 8 innovative social ideas.
The goal of the laboratory was to come up with ingenious ideas about topics such as European citizenship, cultural heritage, economic citizenship, sports and heritage, immigration, climate change, agri-food, ethics of technology. The projects were presented to our management, who evaluated the students as if they were real startuppers and awarded the most convincing idea. "CoolTour" is the winning project: a board game narrating the history, culture, and traditions of the Sile river in Venice, centered on the perspective of the barcari, the sailors who used to roam the river with their boats. The winning students started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds: you can support it here.
Acceleration Lab is a school project about entrepreneurship education: by adopting the IB (International Baccalaureate) system, more flexible than the traditional one, H-International School offers a highly digital curriculum that help students develop a conscious relationship with technology and become more aware, sensitive, curious and knowledgeable.
Currently the H-International School network is formed of 4 international schools in Treviso, Vicenza, Rosà (Vicenza) and Monza for a total of 1,000 students.