Lale Youth International School has won bronze medal in the 6th IJSO ( International Junior Science Olympiad) held in Azerbaijan. The team consists of three students from grade 8 - Mohamed Athoof, Hussain Nabih Naeem and Sharoof Ahmed Easa - and a team leader - Mr Cihan Eser, Physics teacher. The team left Maldives on December 1st 2009. The Olympiad lasted for ten days between 02-11th December. Programme began with the Opening Ceremony and Cultural Programme. Students took part in multiple choice test on the 3rd day. The second phase was on the 5th day and it was a theorotical test .The last phase of the Olympiad was the experimental test on the 7th day. The students got a chance to experience Azerbaijani culture and attended sight-seeing tours around Baku during the Olympiad. Physics teacher of Lale Youth, Cihan Eser points out “ We were very excited about international contest as 49 countries competed to get medals. Getting a medal was not easy for us since we have one of the youngest team among all the participating countries. But we have studied and done all the required tasks to be ready for the big event. It was great opportunity for the kids to broaden their horizon after competing against their peers from other parts of the world and getting to know about them”. The team stopped-over in Istanbul - Turkey on the way back to Maldives after IJSO. The students enjoyed their time in Istanbul after getting the bronze medal.