Once again, the talents and creativity of Blyth Academy students have shone brightly on the global stage. At the recent Globeducate Arts Competition, two of our students emerged as winners, receiving 2nd place in Photography and 2nd place in Creative Writing.
We've reached the third and final day of our summit in the UK. I've been quite impressed with our students' navigational skills as they are frequently seen zipping through the city in groups, parading the coffee shops and shopping in their free time. After three days, you'd think they live here - which just goes to highlight the success of this cultural exchange.
We awoke to another beautiful day in the UK as our conference remained in the city for a series of leadership tasks and activities. Where students took the Belbin Test yesterday to assess where they stand in terms of group and collaborative environments, today they are being put on the spot to apply their understanding.
Blyth Academy has safely landed in the United Kingdom for Globeducate's Student Leadership Summit. It was quite a long travel day with the opportunity for Blyth students to meet Globeducate students from across Europe and Canada, with added pockets of time to rest.
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.
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.
Every year, Globeducate’s group of 50 international private schools take part in the Globeducate Global Arts Awards. This year, the Awards honour those students that showed creativity in interpreting this year’s theme, Change.
An exciting partnership between Globeducate and WWF will impact on the education of more than 25,000 young people and their wider communities. The partnership will see all schools host screenings of the Netflix Our Planet series and educational activities associated with this for the whole school community.