BLIS hosts many events during the year. The school also offers student activities during the normal school day, after school and on the weekends. This includes:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a self-development program that is open to all 14-24-years-old and encourages young people to design their own program of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves. The Award is about personal development; not a competition with others.
Young Writer’s Club
Sixty-four students of BLIS Young Writers Club are preparing to publish a book to support the Sarp’ın Umudu foundation. This year’s story book will consist of stories about immigration. The book will be published in April 2017 and all of the earnings will be donated to children suffering from the Canavan disease.
Lead by Berna Uslu Kaya, the children who have been studying how to make fictional writings for a month have begun working on their first stories.
On the other hand, the students have been organizing activities in order to raise awareness for the club and foundation every Wednesday. Under the supervision of Berna Uslu Kaya, together with the other teachers in the activity, Serap Durur and Ruken Yuca, the promotion of the book will be in May 2017.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. At BLIS, as motivated, high achieving high schoolers we organize our own conference under the name TEDxYouth@BLIS. This student-run organization is supervised by Hazel Nehir Akgül. Further details can be found on the website tedxblis.org and on instagram @tedxblis. We hope to see everyone support and enjoy our upcoming event!
MUNESCO – MUNESCO@BLIS 2017 webpage
Being an affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program, Model United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization(MUNESCO) is listed amongst the most prestigious conferences in Turkey and around the world. Every year the organizing team is preparing to host more than 500 participants all around Turkey and the world. Since 2003, MUNESCO continues to set high standards of excellence as it is the one only conference in the world that is modeled after UNESCO, and continues to nurture the love of learning, debating, and universal understanding. This conference is an influential step in introducing the colorful world of politics and diplomacy to the adults of tomorrow, by enabling them to put themselves in the shoes of a diplomat: a regular delegate in the General Assembly, a judge or an advocate in the International Court of Justice, an ambassador or even a chair of a committee in the UNESCO conference. The primary purpose of our conference is to stimulate the processes of debating, lobbying, and producing beneficial resolutions as it is done in the UN. This student-run organization is supervised by Nilüfer Yetkin Rüzgar and Derya Devrimsel.
JMUNESCO – JMUNESCO@BLIS 2017 webpage
Weekend Activities at BLIS
There are a number of activity offerings on the weekends for BLIS students. These activities include football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, guitar, and science experiments class. Please note that these activities are run by organizations and individuals not employed at BLIS but they are using BLIS facilities and the classes are only open to BLIS students. Please contact the coaches for registration or more information regarding start times, days, and age ranges. For current student please check the Moodle Community Portal Page for more information.