Think Global is a global education programme for schools, colleges and universities. The programme extends learning outside the classroom. The programme is included in the annual Diversity Mark membership. Our partner schools for Think Global New York, 2018 included Brentwood County High School, Harris Riverside, Hassenbrook, Orminston and Hathaway.
The 2018 project, explored the themes of democracy and freedom. As part of this learning activity, students visited the Statue of Liberty and met with senior officials from the New York Mayor’s Office and participated in discussions exploring major global issues.
Richard Davies, Assistant Headteacher of Brentwood County High School said: “Think Global is a life changing project which has enabled our students understand some of the global challenges facing the world today. The project has created partnerships between our schools, vividly brought learning to life and created once in a lifetime opportunities”.
Students participated in workshops with survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and were given unique access to the Pentagon in Washington DC, which was also attacked by one of the hi-jacked planes.
Fatima Rodrigues, Principal of Hathaway Academy said: “Think Global provides a framework to enable schools extend learning outside the classroom. The programme also encourages students to become global leaders, ready to face and tackle the many global challenges that confront the world today”.
Andrew Betts, Principal of Harris Academy Riverside said: “Think Global brings a global perspective into education and extends learning outside the classroom. Think Global helps students explore themes linked to major global issues from human rights to science and technology”.