Global Campus and MUN: a perfect match!
NAISAK indulged in No Pens Day Wednesday last week and the exciting activities of the day served as a firm reminder that there is more to learning than a pen and a textbook. I am sure you will have enjoyed the many posts and pictures shared on Facebook and noticed the frank smiles on our students’ face from Foundation to Secondary. Please refer to the Primary School’s article if you would like to learn more about No Pens Day and how talking and doing are at the foundations of all learning. In this week’s Secondary section of the e-Newsletter, I would like to share an article written by Mr Hugo Queiros, our Leader of Global Campus and MUN in Secondary School, in which he explains the global opportunities offered to our students.
‘For those who are new to Global Campus, it is an online community where tens of thousands of student from all Nord Anglia Education schools collaborate, discuss and learn together every day. Global Campus aims to demonstrate the promises we at NAISAK can make to parents, as well as combine all the different domains of knowledge and skills that will contribute to the development of well-rounded learners. Global Campus acts as a platform that allows students to connect, think and learn.
This year, at NAISAK, we continue to provide that opportunity to our youngsters, while at the same time we challenge them to go beyond the confines of a classroom, to travel virtually and challenge physical borders and allow their horizons to connect with other students from all over the world.
This academic year, we will start by challenging our students to dive deep in their imagination and creativity with the Creative Writing project and the Hack the Tube project, a fantastic challenge fruit of the amazing collaboration with MIT. Later on next month, we will also celebrate the World Children’s Day with UNICEF.
At the same time, Global Campus celebrates and thinks the Global Goals that the United Nations promote and develop. We are a global community after all. And what better way to bring them to NAISAK than introducing Model United Nations, a space to think, reflect and talk about all the issues that affect our Planet? Global Campus and MUN are indeed a perfect match.
I find both projects to be extremely enticing and relevant in today’s global-oriented world. Through them, we as educators would be able to launch our youngsters in the path to becoming a 360 citizen, combining literacy, numeracy, challenge, global citizenship and awareness of our surroundings, which nowadays is nothing less than the world itself.
We are now, to put it simply, a Global Village, and it is our duty to encourage our students to embrace that fact and make a relevant contribution towards improving it. As I am fortunate to coordinate both projects, I look forward to the amazing ideas and work that our school community will bring, launching NAISAK and all of us into a fantastic journey.’
Head of Secondary