As you may already be aware, Nord Anglia Education is running a Global Orchestra
summer school to further develop the musical talent of students in our family of
schools. The summer school will take place in New York City from 24 June until 1 July
We are looking for one student from year 9 or above who will join in this amazing
opportunity, not as a musician, but as a student journalist. Their role will be to work with
a professional communications team to produce promotional materials, write articles
and produce films to cover the event. This is a fantastic opportunity for any student
considering a career in journalism or the media, and enhances the journalism
programme we have been running through our Global Classroom. We are pleased to
confirm that Nord Anglia Education will fund the main costs of this event.
The student journalist will travel with the Global Orchestra members from their school
to New York where they will be staying in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan
(please note that accommodation will be shared on a twin room basis). All students will
participate in a full and exciting programme that will enable them to explore and
experience the vibrant culture of the city. This will include a visit to the world-renowned
Juilliard School where they will have a day of inspiring workshops led by Juilliard
teaching artists. The summer school will culminate in a final performance on Tuesday
30 June 2015. The student journalist will be involved in reporting on all these activities.
The student journalist will be an ambassador for their school. In order to be eligible for
this event, the student should be:
• in Year 9 or above
• available to attend the full summer school in New York
• able to demonstrate journalism skills – the completion of the journalism
masterclasses in the Global Classroom will provide a distinct advantage
• keen to learn from professional communicators and journalists
• confident to travel to New York as an ambassador for their school
• a responsible member of their school community
• able to collaborate with other students and adults
• respectful of the different people they meet and the environments they encounter
• enrolled in a Nord Anglia Education school for the 2015-16 academic year
(except eligible students currently in Y13)
The student journalist will be selected through a Global Classroom competition.
Students are asked to create either an article or a broadcast piece reporting on the
Global Orchestra auditions process in their schools. Full details are online in the Global
Classroom Young Journalists’ area. Interested students must complete the application
form, which includes parental consent, and submit it, with their work, to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 April 2015.
If your child is interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please discuss it
with them and review the additional information on the Global Classroom.
If you have any queries please email Eluned Mansell on