WRITTEN BY
Emma Walker
17 March, 2022

Learn about the unique benefits of Global Campus at Northbridge

It has been a busy and productive time for our Global Campus team this semester. Learning from our mistakes in Semester 1, we have pushed forward with renewed vigor, and have invested time and energy into our small focus groups. This has proven to be very successful as we have seen progress and achievement in multiple areas, but let the students tell you more.
This has proven to be very successful as we have seen progress and achievement in multiple areas

JIU YUM, SEO YUN JANG - CO-AMBASSADORS FOR GLOBAL CAMPUS

Global Campus is an online learning platform where students in Nord Anglia schools from all over the world can interact with each other and provide students with various methods to learn new skills through activities related to the different sections. Global Campus as a club in our school works to promote the activities, events and the areas of Global Campus within the students in the school.

Internationally, Global Campus has 5 different sections: Writer’s Corner, Julliard, MIT/STEAM, Health and Wellbeing and UNICEF. Uniquely, our school has another section: the PYP Outreach, a component allowing the primary student population to receive access to the different opportunities available for learning on the Global Campus. In order to improve from the progress made in semester 1, the team has decided to focus on building an identity as Global Campus as a whole as well as establishing one in each focus group. The developments made in this term will be elaborated further on by the deputy ambassador and the leaders of the different focus groups. 


XIMENA COSTER - LEADER OF THE WRITERS CORNER FOCUS GROUP

Global Campus’ Writers Corner group brought awareness to the recent annual Writers Award competition. Our members visited grade 6, 7, and 8 advisories to not only promote the Writers Award but also Writers Corner in general. These presentations were a success as a total of 7 groups submitted original and creative entries for the competition.


JILLIAN FERDIAN - LEADER OF THE JULLIARD FOCUS GROUP

As of late, we've been focused on our collaboration with the Arts Council who have been helping us to design the monthly SDG banners. We have finalized 3 designs and these will be used to continue spreading awareness to our NAGAS. We also want to encourage students to earn more house points through our monthly booklet about the banners!


ADRIJAA PAUL - LEADER OF THE PYP OUTREACH FOCUS GROUP

For my focus group, PYP outreach, some past activities include promoting 'Forest School', an activity on the PYP section of the global campus, to NISC students, contacting and organizing activities for Primary students to do to expand their knowledge on the world's creatures, on land and sea and collaborate with PPAWS to make, print and sell stickers of the endangered native wildlife in Cambodia for International Mother Earth day. 

 

A current project we are working on is for Cambodia's National Children's Day on June 1st. We are hoping to get both Primary and EL involved in this activity as it is a simple collaborative canvas in honor of childrens' achievements all around the world. We are still fine-tuning the details and contacting teachers to make sure we have all the materials and cooperation from the teachers. My team and I are fully invested in this idea and excited to see it come to fruition. 

 

SEDDHINI KEN - LEADER OF THE MIT/STEAM FOCUS GROUP

For MIT/STEAM, we have been coordinating with Mr Owen to help organize and run our annual Pi Day event. On Monday, the focus group will be off class all day helping with the Pi Day Math competition where we will be helping Mr. Owen with score keeping for the houses. 

 

MAYUMI ESCUBIL - LEADER OF THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING  FOCUS GROUP

Currently, Health and Well-Being is continuing to work on its collaboration with the RUOK group for the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Month. We have decided that during the course of that month, we will be having 2 puzzles per week for each house with each puzzle being related to mental health.

When each puzzle is assembled, it will show either a question or a quote. Both RUOK and the Health and Well-Being section are still coming up with the questions and quotes and are deciding where we will place the puzzle pieces. 
So watch this space for more puzzle piece information :)

 

NYTA NGAN - LEADER OF THE UNICEF  FOCUS GROUP

The UNICEF team is still currently working on the collection of bottle caps, which is due to be completed on the 31st of March. As we wait for this to be completed, we’re planning an artwork competition. In this artwork competition, we would like to collaborate with Ms. Lauren’s grades 6 and 7. Students are required to create a piece of artwork (up to their choice) that relates to any form of mental illness.

 

GYUBIN HAN - DEPUTY AMBASSADOR FOR GLOBAL CAMPUS

This year, since we returned from our Christmas vacation, we have been filling out the Student Advisory Board Foundation Grants signup and focusing on the Social impact project brief. This is an application for a grant that our school can receive to help fund UNICEF and Social Impact projects across the school. Currently, we are completing the SMART goal briefs for our global challenge plan. We believe these plans will help us with an overall vision of the future for the group onwards to work on.