On Tuesday the 26th of January, the students of British International School Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) were fortunate enough to host Matt Dickinson for a talk in the theatre, various workshops and a Q&A session. Mr Dickinson is a famous award-winning filmmaker and writer who has created documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and the BBC.


Mr Dickinson’s talk was the first of the British School Talks program, which is an initiative created by Joshua Andrews, Tom Furlong and Irina Rafil to help expose the students of BSKL to subjects that happen outside of the classroom.

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BSKL are now planning to have a talk every half-term for the students of the secondary campus. Year 11 student Irina Rafil has said that:

“We are very lucky to be able to have connections with dozens of possible speakers and we’re extremely grateful for the chance we have for being able to pursue this project. We’d like to thank Ms Sarah Bajc for providing us with this opportunity to create such a unique program by nominating the three of us to be in the Student Council, Mrs Janine Murphy for helping us with organising our first British School Talks, and Matt Dickinson for being a great first speaker. This program to help enrich students on their affairs outside of school is the only one of its kind in any international school in the Klang Valley, and we’re excited to host all of our upcoming speakers!”

COBIS Head Office would like to congratulate BSKL’s imaginative students on the development of this fantastic new idea. We look forward to hearing more about future British School Talks.