Nord Anglia students have been invited to write a short story or poem addressing the importance of quality education and the barriers to education that many children around the world face each day.
The Northbridge Grade 7 Language & Literature classes researched the importance of early childhood education, gender equality and inclusion, and the challenges children face around the world.
We also watched selections from the documentary Girl Rising, learning true stories of girls in Cambodia, Haiti, and Nepal. Each of these girls faced seemingly insurmountable odds and went on to overcome barriers to attending school.
Grade 7 students then wrote poems or short stories inspired by their research. These stories will be entered into the world-wide Nord Anglia competition, and be judged by author Deborah Ellis. The winner from each school will be published (last year’s winner, Jiu Yum, is pictured below with her published work!)
At Northbridge, we continue to seek real-world opportunities for our students to become globally minded, create solutions to the challenges in the world, and develop their compassion for those less fortunate.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our students’ hard work and success.