SIS has a long association with the Nobel Prize Museum and every year hosts an event around the time of Nobel Week. The celebration of the achievement and success of the Nobel laureates has a natural resonance with the School’s commitment to excellence in education, and the resilience and determination we encourage in our students.
And our students are an integral part of the evening. This year, 19 students participated. They each researched the life and achievements of a previous Nobel laureate. After preparation under the watchful guidance of Drama teacher Anneli Thomnpson, the students assumed their roles in a dress rehearsal in the School earlier that day, with teachers and fellow students in attendance. Come the evening, they played out their roles as they mingled with an audience of diplomats, clients and supporters of the School, as well as their parents.
As Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Bob Dylan, Mother Teresa, and other laureates watched, guest speaker Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet, spoke on The pleasure and importance of having a global state of mind. His observations on international collaboration – in particular with regard to Covid-19 – were perfectly attuned to SIS’s emphasis on nurturing global citizenship within our students.