ISSH student artwork at the Children’s Hospital of Bucharest, Romania.

Last year 2 of our students at ISSH won the Art4Impact competition for the Anouk Foundation which uses art to improve healing and promote well-being in social and medical institutions.

A team of artists paint ‘therapeutic’ murals in healthcare institutions for children and the elderly.

This programme in partnership with the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, offers school children the possibility to create and submit drawings that will improve the emotional well-being of sick children and staff in the hospital. Jury-selected drawings are repainted in children’s hospitals across Europe by Anouk’s artists.

The programme gives children a voice and the possibility to engage themselves in the community. It also provides a way for families and caregivers to talk about emotions, illness, social commitment, and resilience.

Both pictures of our students have been recreated by artists on the walls of the Children’s Hospital of Bucharest, Romania.

Art and Design are used at ISSH as a way of expressing emotions and creating a voice for our students. Therefore this competition resonates with the focus on mental well-being and strengthening resilience as important values at our school and in the ever-changing world.

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ISSH International School of Schaffhausen

ISSH is a place where students feel at home away from home. The international day and boarding school is renowned for its family-like atmosphere. It is located in the northern part of Switzerland, 35 minutes from Zurich airport. The ISSH strives to develop young people to their full potential. Lifelong learning, confidence and open-mindedness are not just words but values and attitudes which stay with ISSH students for life and provide a strong foundation for their success. Schaffhausen is a small, safe and charming city with much to offer to students and their families.

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