Once a year, Globeducate Debates gives students aged 10 to 18 in Globeducate schools the opportunity to pitch their ideas against an opposing team in another Globeducate school in another country. Between June 13th and 17th 2022, a team of Blyth Academy Burlington students took part in the annual student debate competition.
A Global Education for the 21st Century
Globeducate is a world leader in K-12 private schools serving more than 31,000 students. With over 55 premium international schools, Globeducate reaches ten countries including Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, India, and Malaysia.
As part of Globeducate, we believe that our students will only succeed in the world of tomorrow, if they are prepared for the challenges that they will face. In addition to providing an excellent education, we ensure that our students develop skills and abilities beyond the purely academic. Unprecedented innovation in science and technology will transform the way we live, and the way we work. Our students will need to constantly align their skillset to keep pace.
We prepare our students for jobs that have not been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated. To navigate such uncertainty our students must develop creativity, self-confidence and perseverance; they will need to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives and values of others, and they will need to care about the well-being of their wider community and planet.
As educators we have the opportunity and responsibility to lay the foundations for a better future. We prepare each of our students to become a global citizen who can shape the world.
The world is changing at an incredible pace and education has to keep up with this constantly shifting environment. Our students can only succeed in tomorrow's world if they are well prepared for the challenges they will face in their future professional and personal lives. In addition to providing an excellent academic education, we ensure that our students develop skills and abilities beyond the purely academic and lay down a solid, values-based foundation for life.
Globeducate's educational vision is based on these four fundamental principles:
The First International Schools Group to Partner with WWF
Our global partnership with leading conservation charity WWF sees us collaborating across our school network, impacting on the education of more than 28,000 young people each year. With the WWF having played a key role in identifying the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, it is a natural partnership for Globeducate.
Working closely with the WWF Education Team, our schools have a calendar of events and learning opportunities. The WWF supports Globeducate by sourcing inspirational speakers and experts and offers unique opportunities for these events. Additionally Globeducate works closely with the WWF in providing teacher training in sustainability education.
It is truly inspiring to see the huge amount of work Globeducate schools around the world do to prioritize sustainability and work for the good of the planet. Their imaginative ideas show the passion and commitment there is across the network and it is clear that Globeducate are inspiring and empowering a wave of young environmental leaders.Matt Larsen-Daw, WWF Education Manager
Our Commitment to Eco-Schools
Eco-Schools is the world's largest sustainability education programme and it offers an accessible framework for schools in every country in which we work. Globeducate schools are all committed to being Eco-Schools and to achieving and retaining Green Flag status.
Across our network, our students and teachers work with their own Eco-School committees and come up with inspiring ways to mark globally recognized eco events such as Earth Hour, Earth Week and Earth Day.
These days unite our whole Globeducate family as our students and teachers from across different age groups and cultures share what they have done with their contemporaries and families.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Young people will only succeed in the world of tomorrow if they are prepared for the challenges they will face. As educators at Globeducate, we have the opportunity and responsibility to lay the foundations for a better future and this begins with a robust response to the pace of change we see in the world and to the approach we take to sustainability education.
Globeducate has developed a Global Agenda to bring our vision to life in classrooms. Through partnerships with WWF and Eco Schools, we can fulfil our mission to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Global Steam Agenda
At the heart of our Globeducate vision — we prepare students to be global citizens who can shape the world — lies our commitment to equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to make their own impact on the future.
Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics play a crucial part in every young Globeducate student's learning journey. Through a “hands-on, minds-on” approach to learning and teaching, students acquire the tools and critical thinking skills to approaching problems.
How we integrate STEAM into curricula
By integrating our Globeducate STEAM agenda across our school curricula and programmes, and embedding creativity in all science, technology, engineering, arts and maths lessons and activities, students learn how to make connections, how to organize their ideas, how to be creative, how to make decisions and how to work together across different disciplines. Importantly, they learn the ability to transfer what they learn in one curriculum area to others, and to real-life situations.
Globeducate schools across the world join together for a series of annual international events.
Globeducate schools offer unique opportunities for true global readiness. Throughout the academic year, Globeducate regularly organizes events and invites students and teachers from across our network to attend or, where possible, participate remotely.
Our events are organized into three areas:
- Globeducate Events (Six global events)
- Globeducate Agenda (WWF, Eco-Schools, Debates)
- Globeducate Learning Communities (Outdoor Learning, Reading, STEAM)
This approach allows everyone to see how different events link to create the best possible experiences for our students all over the world. It also allows us to build on the fantastic work that our schools are doing with programmes such as Eco-Schools and to celebrate success across the group and to inspire each other.
Students took part in the annual Globeducate Virtual Arts Competition in November, with the theme “Connections”. From ages 5 to 18, nearly 200 students in 39 schools from around the world jumped on the opportunity to showcase and explore their talents in sculpture, poetry, drawing, 3D art, painting, photography and creative writing.
Students from Blyth Academy London and Blyth Academy Mississauga attended Globeducate’s annual Student Leadership Summit hosted for three days in October. The event brought two senior students from 23 schools together for a three-day, online symposium. Students from Blyth Academy as well as students in Europe and India joined the event – the first time it was held virtually rather than at Stonar in England – to develop their leadership skills, both in theory and practice.