As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, we are in a community of over 60 schools and 64,000 students. While our schools are located around the world, we have an opportunity to connect with them directly from our classrooms. Global Campus serves as an online platform to give our students and teachers a forum to connect with our global community. The Global Campus virtual learning environment is a place where students can learn alongside fellow students around the world. It incorporates activities that support our partnerships with MIT, Julliard, and UNICEF. Our MIT collaboration develops our students’ abilities within STEAM, the work our students do with Juilliard encourages our students’ creativity through the performing arts, and our collaboration with UNICEF empowers students to make the world a better place. Through Global Campus, our students have opportunities to learn from invited experts, take part in various challenges, and collaborate with peers.
Last Friday, students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade took part in an exciting Global campus activity that we named “Hack the Cube”. Together in buddy or classroom pairs, we participated in an MIT hacking challenge. This year’s hacking challenge aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. The task was for students to “hack” a common household item, in this case, a small cardboard box, and reduce, reuse, and recycle it to create something new. We “Hacked the Cube” and had everything from robots to unicorns, games, purses, castles, and alligators! The creations were then uploaded to our student forum on Global Campus to share with other Nord Anglia schools. We look forward to checking back in to see what other schools do with the challenge. See pictures here.
This Wednesday, November 20th, our student government helped us celebrate World Children’s Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each year UNICEF recognizes November 20th as a day of action. This year Our SGA “took over” the school. They helped at the carline, helped monitor lunch and recess, and led the 4th and 5th-grade students in a “kids take over hour”. They will share their actions with Global Campus and find out how our sister schools took action as well. Our SGA hopes to make “Kids Taking Over” on World Children’s Day a tradition.
Our students had a great time on the Global Campus activities we participated in this month. Stay tuned to hear of more activities this year! ~ Dr. Theresa Nabavi, Lower School Associate Director