Charity begins at home

BSB student-led charity Best of Both on TV

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BSB’s student-led charity the Best of Both is featured on the Brussels regional TV station tvbrussel in a five-week series. [Contributed by BSB]

Students from The British School of Brussels (BSB) who travelled to the rural Upper East Region of Ghana this summer were accompanied by a video reporter from the regional TV station, tvbrussel. The purpose of their trip was to visit the Best of Both’s four partner schools and to help the students and teachers with lessons in English and ICT. The BSB students also helped to paint classrooms and attended medical clinics to learn more about practising medicine in rural communities.
Their trip coincided with a regional annual intercultural competition, which brought together 1,000 students who put on drama, dance and music performances.

Trip leader Sarah Jones, who teaches PE at BSB, said "the students spent a lot of time fundraising and raising awareness, and this opportunity to come to Ghana felt like a reward for them. They could see the work that had already been done in the past five years of the project's history and they brought back updates to direct future planning for the charity”.
Being in Ghana gave the students a clearer insight into the personal, economic and cultural issues involved in Development work. What they learnt there will help guide them to set up effective new projects for the Best of Both that take account of these important issues.

Another result of the trip is a series of five TV reports on the ‘Brussels International’ weekend magazine of tvbrussel. The first episode aired on Sunday, 7 September and the final episode was broadcast on Sunday, 5 October.

About The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are over 1,300 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The School offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16.

Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is also a French-English bilingual programme across eight Year Groups (ages 4-13 years). School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB recently received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS). For more information, please visit


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