From exploring global issues in debates and discussions, to meeting and working together on projects like the Tanzania Expedition that seven of our students have just returned from, there’s plenty for students to get involved with.
The opportunity to compete with their peers across the world is another benefit of the Global classroom and this term there is a short story competition for students in both primary and secondary to enter. The winning stories will be published along with stories from other NAE students.
The theme for this short story is ‘Changes’ and we are hoping that lots of great stories will be submitted by BISS Puxi students.
There are a lot of resources on the Global Classroom to help students plan their stories, such as workshops tailored to children in primary and secondary to get them thinking. These range from looking at how to describe a setting, to characters, to how to plot a story, with plenty of exercises to get the creative juices flowing.
Vanessa Broadbent, Primary Literacy Co-ordinator: "Students in Years 4 - 6 will be having an introductory lesson next week and then set the homework of planning their story over the weekend. This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved and work with their child to help them go through the different workshops on the Global Classroom. Working with your child to use these resources is a fun and creative way to for you to work together on a project. We're really looking forward to seeing some more great stories, as we did last year!"
In secondary, students will have the extra challenge of writing in the gothic gendre and again there are workshops on the Global Classroom to help them think about how they can do this.
Alan Wallace, Head of English, stressed the benefit of taking part in competitions like this one: "We're very lucky to have such a large extended network around the world that we are all a part of. These kinds of competitions are a brilliant opportunity for students to think creatively and really get their teeth into something that is outside of their normal classwork."
The deadline for entry submissions is the 28 March, good luck!