A middle school student builds an innovative web design business, working with clients across the United States. He subsequently earns the Youth Entrepreneur Award for the City of Atlanta. A high school student completes his second Juilliard Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard camp. He goes on to produce numerous songs and albums, releasing them to acclaim across multiple media outlets. An elementary student visits elderly invalids in the US to share humour and hope, eventually giving similar encouragement to disabled children in Nicaragua and the United Arab Emirates. She later undertakes a doctorate in occupational therapy, pursuing her desire to “help people learn to dance again.”
These former students of mine were different ages, with different callings. What do they have in common? Each of them pursued a passion to make a difference in the world, one using technological creativity, another through original music, and a third by caring for people in need. Their passion transformed work into vibrant energy, and something purposeful rather than a chore. They achieved success. They, and others like them, have taught me that our passions are what fuels lifelong learning, guiding people along a path of ambition and achievements.
At Nord Anglia Education (NAE) schools, students are encouraged to develop their passions from an early age through exposure to world-class, leading institutions teaching sciences, arts and what it means to care about the world around them. Our partnerships with world leaders like The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and UNICEF enhance learning experiences for our students through the globally-respected curricula we offer and provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our teachers and staff.
For example, by observing the intensity an artist applies to a dramatic work or studying the work of a professor engineering wearable technology to help future astronauts walk on Mars, children are free to stretch their imaginations beyond traditional education methods. They carve their own path to success, achieving more than they ever thought possible.