Olashore restates importance of history after European tripWritten by The Neighbourhood
Olashore International School, dubbed Nigeria's “pride of Africa” in secondary education by its patrons, has restated its commitment “to retain Nigeria's strong culture and value system in its core structure”, even as it strives to ensure Olashore scholars are adequately prepared for the competitive global market. Olashore International, management has emphasised, will also keep Nigeria's history on the radar, given the fact that most young Nigerians are not conversant with the country's history.
This assurance was given by the Chairman, Board of Governors, Prince Bimbo Olashore, at the conclusion of an international excursion program to France and a number of countries, by students of Olashore International School. He stated that, “the world has indeed become a global village and we must be active players in the world stage, not just spectators. But even as we also help our students become global citizens, we must also help them understand our history so they can better appreciate where they are coming from and where they should be going”.
The school’s management argued that to help amplify personal development and experience, the Olashore School Europe Biennial trip was structured to connect the students to global culture, history and lingua franca in the “unique Olashore style”.
“The trip was well-rounded, engaging to 68 students and 5 members of staff, following a programme that revolved around History, Geography, Culture, Art, Music and language. The 7-days tour in France shed more light on the essence and benefit of OIS learning outside the classroom”, the school stated in a report.
Principal of the school, Mr. Derek Smith, reiterated the quality of education offered by Olashore International. He also commented on the essence of the foreign academic trips for students. “Olashore education is much more than academic excellence. We apply the educational philosophy based on Kolb's learning cycle where experience followed by reflection leads to learning. Olashore's trips and excursions are based on this experiential approach to learning. The common thread is the focus on positive outcomes and social development”.
Mr. Smith continued, “The trips involve a range of activities including climbing, canoeing, cognitive challenges and direct teaching alongside cultural activities, museum visits, local school visits and community interactions. This is all part of learning beyond the classroom and shaping Olashore school students for the future as well as preparing them to take the next steps as the Nigerian grown global leaders for the 21st century”.
The Olashore ‘Beyond the Classroom’ program includes special guided trips to local and international destinations including Obudu Cattle Ranch, Republic of Benin, South Africa, UK, Dubai and France. The school also holds a special community service every year, so students learn from an early age the principle of greatness through service.
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