Our biggest collaboration has been in the Virtual Choir project, which saw choirs from every school singing together (virtually, not literally!). Each school recorded their own section of a full music score and composer Jack Blume brought all of the recordings together. It’s an amazing achievement to have all of these students singing together.
It isn’t all about collaboration though, as we’ve also been involved in some healthy competition. The Creative Writing Competition saw three of our students being shortlisted, and Raghav Dwivedi, a Year 6 student at APP, being named Junior Writer of the Year for his age group. We’re looking forward to seeing our students’ shortlisted stories printed in the Creative Writing and Visual Arts Anthology 2017, alongside work from all 43 schools.
Our Community partners have also benefited from Global Campus by sharing their designs in the after school Lego club. Primary pupils worked together and were able to look at other models created around the world on the theme “a future school”. They particularly liked their participation certificate and seeing their designs uploaded.
As well as participating in after school clubs Primary pupils have become familiar with how to log onto Global Campus in their ICT lessons. They took the olympic challenge where they had to tick different activities they have done from playing football, jumping on a trampoline and horse riding.
From January to April we took part in Nord Anglia’s Global Challenge, which was to produce a sustainable development action plan for how BIS HCMC is tackling Global Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). These plans will be judged by UNICEF and students will have their chance to vote for their favourite plan. Our Global Goals club took the lead on our challenge and have produced a plan that encompasses ideas from our Student Councils, Cancer Ward Visit club, Books for the Blind club, and a few individuals. It’s been an excellent opportunity to share the amazing community work that goes on in our school.
Being part of the NAE family has also presented a fantastic opportunity for two of our APS students. In July 2017 Rosa Heuveling Van Beek (Year 12) and Lisa Hagens (Year 10) will travel to New York to represent BIS HCMC and Nord Anglia Education at the High Level Political Forum in the United Nations headquarters. They will be joining 80 other students in a Model United Nations Debate, and will have the opportunity to present their ideas for sustainable development. We’re incredibly proud of them and look forward to hearing all about their expedition.
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So, all in all it’s been a busy year for our students connecting with Global Campus, and it’s going to get even more exciting next year! We will be joining other students in a Global Book Club through the Global Library, and working on further Global Goals related projects. Students are encouraged to sign in to Global Campus and see the various activities that they can get involved in…and then to make it happen!
Ms Lauren Binnington, Assitant Head Teacher (Acting)