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Access students at Schooling Plus had the opportunity this Sunday April 8th to learn about US exchange programs. Refka Nsiri , the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Assistant, gave a presentation about the programs that target high school students including the YES program, Tech girls, Between The Lines, and the MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Students then asked questions about the application process and specificities of the programs.
On March 4th, a total of 14 Access students from Schooling Plus competed in the preselection phase of the Access ‘s Got Talent show for the 2nd round that will feature 6 talented students who will compete in front of the judges for the “Top 3” positions on April 29th.
The general selection process of the show begins with:
– Pre-selection phase (students’ audition): students cast their votes to choose the best performers: 14 candidates/ 6 will move to the second round of the competition
– Selection phase (judges’ audition): the number will be trimmed down to 6
– Acts that will have made it through the selection will then audition in a big show in front of a larger student audience. Results will be determined by an audience and judges’ vote.
Enjoy the show’s videos!
To celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Access students visited the cancer unit at the Habib Bourguiba Hospital in Sfax where they attended a presentation about cancer: causes, symptoms and ways of early detection. This presentation was followed by a Q & A session.
The Access intensive session took place in the form of an American-style, multi-sensory, interactive and fun summer
Camp conducted by American university students. The five, half-day intensive assisted in the development of the students’ utilization and confidence in English, encouraged positive character traits and enhanced team building.
The daily topics built on character traits and included: honesty, perseverance, compassion, forgiveness, and responsibility. Each day the character trait was unpacked through a story and/or a modern day role model who embodied the particular character trait.
Each day began in a large group setting and included an ice breaker, songs and a video or skit.
Afterwards, the students were dismissed by teams to begin small group rotation which included; Learn It, Use It and Create It. Upon the completion of small groups, the students returned to the large group for a final review, a team challenge, songs and closing remarks.
On July 4th, Access students learnt about the history of America’s independence day and the different celebrations of that day and decided to celebrate on their own way. The idea was to prepare a cake that contains both the American and Tunisian flags. Students were super excited about it, for it was an opportunity to celebrate the American Tunisian friendship as well. Indeed, the cake was tasty and our American guests seemed very happy about the whole idea.