The scientific model of learning is at the heart of GAIA which is designed to promote critical thinking and scientific enquiry. This takes many diff erent forms. Pupils do research projects which are embedded in the curriculum but may also be presented at conferences or competitions, work on
the Sustainability Project, do combined International Projects and contribute to Science Day to name a few. These activities help ECI students work on characteristics in our Pupil Profile – improving communication, organisation
and planning skills, whilst encouraging a healthy lifestyle and values that enrich both school and home life.