At alexandria house of english, we endorse the concept of learning through discovering and doing. The three main skills we encourage our students to practise are: questioning, experimenting and discussing. With these skills, our students become creative, independent global citizens. Learning through activities that are meticulously planned for different objectives is what makes the British System stand out. We follow a framework based on Cross-curricular activities, which means activities that transcend the subjects’ lessons and cross between them creating a tangible outcome.
Cross-curricular activities are based on the objectives covered within each subject. So, different subjects’ teachers work separately in their lessons on different projects and these projects are collected and woven together in the Activity Lesson.
The Activity Lesson is important for the children to enhance their creativity and thinking strategies. Cross-curricular teaching increases students’ motivation for learning and their level of engagement with their peers and teachers. In contrast to learning skills in isolation, when students participate in interdisciplinary experiences, they see the value of what they are learning and become more actively engaged.
Throughout the year, students attend different activities, assemblies, parties and events, creating memories that shape their school years and would stay with them for the rest of their lives.