Why couldn’t traditional schools help meet these challenges?
One of the problems which we faced with traditional schools, was the lack of flexibility in timetables. In Barcelona (Spain), where Marcet is located, of course there are traditional American, French and British schools, but most of them do not accept that students cannot attend classes because timetables overlapped with sports sessions. Our students have their sport and academic schedules, both separated, but it is true that sometimes we can find some other training sessions, tournaments, extra sports activities, trips, matches that overlap with academic activities; so our students need a school that allows these academic gaps and, at the same time, that they can catch up with lessons, homework and exams at any time. In addition, with online schooling, we get the facility to offer each student the possibility to continue with their own international educational systems, combining dedication to their favourite sport without leaving aside their academic studies. For them it is a blended learning, that combines the benefits of a traditional school (British courses, specialised teachers, academic tutors, personalised attention, live lessons) with the benefits of modern and individualised learning (multimedia resources, video conferences, online libraries and academies, websites, chats, iclasses - a virtual environment).