Breaking the stereotypes17.05.2016
Hello! My name is Miriam Kuanysh. Today I want to tell you about how Miras International School and its International Baccalaureate programme helped me to break stereotypes. From early childhood I have been studying karate. Many people say that this is a male sport and girls shouldn`t go in for it; but the truth is that karate develops the power of spirit and discipline, it helps develop character. At the age of 13 I have already become a champion of Kazakhstan, gaining the title of karate champion at an international tournament in Portugal.
I always try to support everyone who needs my help. And Miras School has always supported me in my development. I believe that if I didn`t study in the IB program, I could not have achieved such success. IB teaches us to recognize ourselves within all environment. I have learned a variety of different skills: organization, critical thinking, self-cognition, responsibility, and decision-making. I apply such skills in very practical ways in order to achieve my goals, and to reflect the profile of an IB student.
School can teach us to reach for the stars with help of hard work and determination. Thanks to my school I am confident about my abilities, I think positively, and I am open to new knowledge and learning. The IB helps us not only in education but in various other spheres such as art and sport. Miras School also teaches us to be patriots of our country and responsible citizens of the world.
The best proof of my success in this IB World School is found not only in a large number of medals or good progress in learning, but also in acquisition of knowledges and skills for reaching my unique goals. I encourage everyone to identify their own goals, gain the necessary knowledge, and do not be tied down by stereotypes!
Grade 7 student,
World Karate Champion,