Global Citizens, Vietnamese Perspective
What greater way of exploring ‘global citizens’ than using the FIFA World Cup as a launch pad? We had a brilliant assembly today to launch the BVIS World Cup competition. Each tutor group and different areas of the school, such as the library, reception and even my office, drew a country out of a box at random. Each tutor group and office will now have three weeks to learn as much about their country and be in competition with each other to see who can decorate their tutor group room the best - in the colours and cultural symbols of their given country. My thanks to Ms Bower and Mr Jones for organising this wonderful event.
Another terrific example of Global Citizenship from a Vietnamese perspective came when this week we heard the results of this year’s Nord Anglia Education visual arts competition. We had not one but two winners!
Congratulations to Nguyen Trong of 8I and Gia Linh from 9V who’s work will now be published in the annual Nord Anglia creative writing book, accompanying the winners of the literature awards. This is a fantastic achievement and they should be very proud of winning.
In other art news, I attended the Olympia school art exhibition last week which, for the second year running, students from BVIS were invited to contribute to. There was a lovely range of art products on display and I was very proud of the entries from our students.
My thanks to Ms Emma Corkery and Mr Glen Johnstone for helping organise the art exhibition and visual art competition contributions.
On Thursday, Mr Jordan Anderson, Head of English, along with Ms Ba our Head librarian, hosted a terrific parent workshop on how to support children with their reading. It was full of practical tips for parents and I know from speaking with many who attended this how useful this workshop was. It was also lovely to see our students providing all of the translation to parents in Vietnamese and Korean.
I wonder what football team you would support in the world cup? I hope you have a great week ahead.