Of course, the physical changes to the campus are redundant if we don’t also have the training, the understanding and the will to see them used and whilst construction teams were busy on campus, our staff and students have been equally busy over the last few months. Just a sample of the highlights include:
As one of our first big Global Campus events, two of our students spent a week in New York as ambassadors at the Nord Anglia UNICEF Summit , taking part in a Model United Nations debate, and spending time at the United Nations building and with UNICEF working on the Global Development Goals . Tara and Lucas will be sharing their experiences with other students in the coming year, giving more and more students motivation to access the Global Campus
Our Drama Lead, Mrs. Whiles, also in New York over the summer, took part in a week of high-level training for Drama, Music and Dance, led by the experts at the Julliard School. Over the course of the year, we will be looking to develop these key areas of the Performing Arts throughout the school, linked with visiting performers and experts. The exposure to talent that this will provide our students should be inspirational!
Mr. Griffiths spent a week at MIT, taking part in challenges alongside other STEAM leads from across our network of schools. The exchange of ideas, the chance to meet leaders in the field, and to learn about how we best teach students to use technology effectively, provides the best start as we look to participate in STEAM festivals and school-based challenges throughout this year.