On Wednesday we had our first Challenge Day of the year. The Business Studies, Geography, English and ICT departments led by Ms Stevenson planned and ran a day around the Dragon’s Den concept. Teams worked through a variety of tasks and earned ‘money’ while putting together a marketing concept for the school. It was interesting to see that students’ main understanding of Britain is that we drink a lot of tea! Various elements of the day were tweeted around the World with replies from various schools in the Nord Anglia Education family and beyond. We are very grateful to our parents, Andrew Nisbet and Nga Nguyen Dao Tuyet for providing business expertise to our students. The final had four very high quality pitches which gave the Dragons (judges) a very difficult decision. After much deliberation, the winning house was Sai Gon.
The aim of the Challenge Days is to show students that, although we organise learning in discrete lessons, in the world of work they will need to put together all their knowledge to solve a challenge. These are the skills we develop in students to ensure that, with their outstanding academic qualifications, they have the skills and aptitude to succeed at university and beyond.
Mr Christopher Short, Head of Secondary