Introducing Global Campus Junior: learning made fun for early years students
Nord Anglia Global Campus takes education beyond the classroom. Bringing together our 69 schools around the world, it is a fundamental part of how we teach our students to be truly global citizens. The highly personalised learning platform provides a safe space for students to connect and collaborate with each other, and offers a huge variety of engaging extra-curricular activities. It is an essential part of how St Andrews International School Bangkok students explore independent learning.
Following many years of success with our older students, we’re thrilled to have now launched a version specifically for our youngest year groups. Whether in the classroom or learning at home with the virtual school – Nord Anglia Global Campus Junior is now live for students to enjoy, wherever they are in the world.
"It has been incredible to see our students engaging with Global Campus in record numbers this year - the introduction of leaderboards and badges has certainly helped to motivate our students to complete as many of the activities as possible. The quantity and the quality of Global Campus activities has been particularly impressive to see, and this has been commented on by both students and staff at our school."
Hiren K., Teacher of Physics
Global Campus Coordinator (High School)
Exploring Global Campus Junior
Introducing our new features, exclusively created for St Andrews International School Bangkok early years students.
Story Sacks is an exciting weekly staple for our youngest book lovers. This new audio book launches every Monday with story time favourites specifically aimed at children under the age of eight. Around the world our early years students can enjoy beloved tales like The Gruffalo or The Hungry Caterpillar, read aloud by their teachers and occasional guest appearances from the authors themselves!
To keep our listeners excited, we have plenty of fun and educational follow-up activities available to enjoy afterwards. Alongside each audio book are a series of seven tasks for children to complete. These are designed to complement the key areas of the early years curriculum: language, art and design, literacy, maths, understanding the world, personal development and physical development. Every task has been created especially to ensure early years students learn all they can from each week’s story.
Learning should be an adventure! Introducing the Forest School, an explorative Nord Anglia teaching tool designed to inspire curiosity in every young mind. Each week Nord Anglia students around the world share in the fun of a new leaf appearing on the Forest School tree. When the leaf falls it unlocks a new activity! This could be anything from a town and city scavenger hunt, to a mindfulness task or guided minibeast research. Combining outdoor learning with play, the Forest School has been created specifically to teach children important skills like investigation and observation whilst exploring the nature on their doorstep.
We know that engaging young children in many of life's most important lessons isn’t always easy! That’s why we’ve created Junior Elements to make the process simple for children and parents alike. This section of Global Campus Junior is all about helping early years students learn new skills through methods which encourage them to practice and retain what they’ve learnt.
Every project in Junior Elements is designed around a simple three-step learning process: learning something new, practising the skill and producing something afterwards to demonstrate what has been learnt. Each month we launch a new themed project. This might be something like ‘managing risk’, for example. This includes lessons on how to stay safe at home, such as exploring which items are safe to touch in the house, and can be put into practice through a task like reading a book afterwards to identify all of the risks that can be found within the story.
Supporting St Andrews Parents
Young children need lots of stimuli to stay engaged and we know that this can be a challenge for parents who have lots to juggle, especially if the whole family is learning and working from home. We’ve created our Global Campus Junior activities so that they can all be completed offline to reduce screen time, without the ongoing guidance of a teacher or parent.
We know our parents want to do all they can to help their children flourish. To support this, we’ve also created a top tips section with Global Campus Junior which is packed with useful information for parents on how to guide their children, understanding effective learning techniques and getting the most out of the platform.
Find Out More
To hear more about how we bring a world class education to our students at home and in the classroom, visit www.standrews.ac.th page.