An international school should also provide opportunities for its children to excel in areas outside of the mainstream curriculum. People can have talents in sport, music, debating, drama or all sorts of other practical activities. This talent can go undiscovered if a school doesn’t provide the chance for its pupils to experience some of these extra-curricular activities. Once they leave school, it becomes much more difficult to experiment with a new vocation. Even if it is not to uncover a talent, it can allow a child to discover a lifelong hobby or interest which they may never have been exposed to otherwise. At MIS the after school programme of clubs is very impressive with around 30 different activities on offer ranging from Street Dance to Needlework. There is also an opportunity for the school sports teams to train on most afternoons including our very successful swim squad.