On the evening of September 19th, VIS enthusiastically participated in the Vienna Night Run (VNR) with a strong contingent of 145 individuals. This dedicated group included 125 students ranging from Grades 9 to 12 and 20 teachers. The VNR is an annual 5-kilometre night run that takes participants around the famous Ringstrasse in Vienna. This year, the event saw a remarkable turnout, with more than 16,000 participants from various backgrounds.
Notably, over 80 students from Grade 11 joined the run as their inaugural experience for the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, a significant component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Their participation in this event is particularly commendable, as it also aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, 'Good health and well-being,' emphasising the holistic well-being of individuals and communities.
Vienna International School assembled six teams as part of the VNR school special category and achieved an impressive second-place finish among all schools in Vienna, earning a silver medal. This success is a testament to the determination and commitment of all the participants in pursuit of their personal goals and the attainment of valuable learning outcomes.
We extend our sincere congratulations to everyone who took part and pushed their limits during the run. A special expression of gratitude goes out to our dedicated staff members who worked tirelessly to accompany and support our students throughout this outstanding community event. We are already excited about our participation in the Vienna Night Run next year, continuing the tradition of engagement and camaraderie at this exceptional event.