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The Power of WOKing the TOK

September 11

It is through memories that we develop our personal sense of identity and how we fit into the shared knowledge and shared life of our communities. This festival is a hard one to write about, namely because it was packed so deep with connections...

Bringing Light and Truth

September 11

We are all connected... even the trees. Arthur Miller The word ‘connect’ is a combination of two Latin words: ‘con’ meaning ‘together’ and ‘nectere’ meaning ‘to bind’. This marriage of words made its way into the English...

Transformed and Moved

September 11

We believe that through creativity we can expand our potential as human beings. ISTA festivals are always unique and transformative experiences and an opportunity for our Harrow Hong Kong drama pupils to work alongside children from other countries...

An Optimistic Outlook

September 11

The five ensemble pieces expressed what had happened during the Khmer Rouge with the deepest respect, beauty and even at times absurd humour, successfully tying it all together with a strong message of optimism for the future. How do I begin to...

Gladly Proven Wrong

September 11

Drama, theatre and ISTA can really bring people all around the world closer together. I am the mother of Tessie Yu from Good Hope School in Hong Kong, one of the participants at the high school ISTA festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She also went...

Something bigger than ourselves

September 11

Not long ago I was lucky enough to be a part of something that I never knew would be so impactful to so many, myself included, where I acted as one of the student translators at the festival. In March 2018 ISTA had its first Connect festival in...