It is my pleasure to welcome you to Platon School IB Symposium “Education Forward”. The title of the Symposium suggests a course, and a means to move forward; moreover, the need for progress in the doctrine of education. It also highlights the critical role of Education in our future. Through education we progress, we transcend ourselves, and we improve our lives by addressing the significant problems of humanity as well as the minor challenges in our everyday lives.
The IB Organization celebrates with us 50 years of International Education. Education that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.