We began planning our project in October with a group of Secondary students during Enrichment time. Together they investigated both the UNCRC and Children’s Rights in Slovakia. They made two animated films explaining what the UNCRC is all about and discussed what Rights they wished their project to focus on. Eventually they developed the idea of a project that would impact two areas: the Right to Health Care and the Right to Play. Their ambitious idea is to design, raise sufficient funds for and, eventually, install a therapeutic play room in Kramare Children’s Hospital!
We are delighted to be able to announce that Kramare Children’s Hospital has agreed to partner with us on what we hope will be an amasing student-led project. Students from across our whole School will be working together on multiple, linked projects over the next few months to both raise funds for this therapeutic play room and raise awareness of the importance of Children’s Rights. Look out for our the upcoming sale of our student designed Greeting Cards, sponsored events, Primary School Art Exhibition and more!
We are sure you will join us in supporting our students as they find ways to give back to their local community and work on a project which has the potential to benefit hundreds of children a year. We are very grateful to Kramare Children’s Hospital for agreeing to work with us on this exciting project.
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The Debate League
The Debate League is well underway on the Global Classroom with 20 teams competing in the Upper and Lower Secondary Leagues. Some excellent debate skills are on display from both our students and those we are competing against. Clearly it will be a tough competition this year!
The deadline for applications for the Young Journalist Academy is this week: Friday 28 November. The YJA is a unique programme aimed at inspiring and training the newsmakers of tomorrow.
Students from Year 9 and above who enjoy writing and are interested in finding out more about how to think and write like a journalist should log on to the Global Classroom and complete an application form as soon as possible, as places are limited.
The first online learning New Horizons cohorts continue to be engaged with their courses on the Space Race. Course materials, tasks and forums for both the Intermediate and Advanced groups are live and change weekly.
Future courses on Forensic Psychology and Computer Coding will be live later this year.
We are delighted to announce that our Secondary School Global Classroom Student Voice Leader is Jiwon (Rachel) Han from Year 8. Rachel has long been involved in the Global Classroom, being a winner last year with Focus on Photography. Rachel is a vociferous debater and a frequent participant in online activities. She will take part in regular video conferences with her fellow Student Leaders from around the world and participate in the online Leadership course. Below, Rachel introduces herself:
Hello, my name is Rachel Han and I’m the Global Classroom Student Voice Leader. I decided to become the GC Student Voice Leader because I am very interested in the activities that surround the Global Classroom. I have participated in debates, photography competitions, brain teasers and so on. I think the role of student leader is to inspire other students and encourage them to take part in the Global Classroom. Another role is to communicate with other Nord Anglia schools around the world and make a real “Global Classroom”. I have online meetings with other leaders. In our first meeting we discussed what Global Classroom was and introduced the first task. The first task is to represent our school in a tapestry competition. I think it will be a fun and meaningful experience.