Borders Week

As part of our “hands-on” approach at  EMIS,  students and staff participate in an annual week-long project, which focuses on a theme that connects to the school’s mission . This year’s project was dedicated to borders. During the last week of January 2018, the EMIS community traveled in groups to explore the country’s beautiful borders. This project week was overseen and planned by the students of EMIS and was a complete success. Students and staff members visited Israel’s  borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Gaza, Egypt and the West Bank as a way to ‘break down the borders’ surrounding their new home. During Borders Week, students met Israeli and Palestinian activists, politicians and members of the public to learn about the complexities of our region, as well as the obstacles to peace and possible solutions. The week concluded with the whole school gathering in the Judean Desert, close to Masada, where students led workshops and reflection sessions on the experiences of the week.

 

 

An article Ms. Shani Ben-Aroya, our CAS coordinator, wrote about Borders Week for the Compass Education Website http://www.compasseducation.org/sustainable-warrior-crossing-borders/