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Students dressed up for school on Dec. 11 and contributed to the Water Project fund. (Pictured from left to right, Alexis W., Faith J., Maia R.)
About a week before Christmas holiday, The British International School of Houston typically hosts a winter dance called the Snow Ball. However, this year was anything but typical. Unfortunately, the Snow Ball was cancelled due to Covid-19. Instead, Year 5 student Samantha came up with an alternative idea - a fun way to dress up and still raise the money for charity.
On Dec. 11, we got the chance to dress in formal wear for the entire school day. The student body and staff both participated to help in supporting a cause. The money that was raised by those who dressed up went to the Kaitabahuma Community Water Goal, created by the Water Project.
The Water Project is a foundation that provides safe and reliable drinking water across sub-Saharan Africa. The goal was $1,050. But after a couple of hours, it had successfully been reached and a new goal was quickly set. Overall, the day was a huge success, and the British International School of Houston was able to raise over $3,150 dollars.
As we wrap up the school year for 2020, many more events are coming up for both the IGSCE and IB students.
Over the next couple of months, we will be spending our time preparing for or sitting our mock exams. Although Mock exams are not supposed to be extremely stressful and full of pressure, it is a different story this year due to the global cases of COVID-19. At the moment, we are living in and through the unknown. We have no way of looking into the future and seeing what the outcome is. All we can do is to continue living.
However, the unknown for the IGCSE and IB students is whether or not their final exams will be cancelled. If they are, than the Mocks will be the gauge of our final grades.
Nevertheless, no matter how annoying or scary life is right now, we continue to push forward, make the most out of what opportunities are given to us, and we live and hope for a bright future to come.