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Education exchange: Schools reopening - community action

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Watch a recording of the latest Education exchange webinar, recorded on 18 November 2020.

About the webinar

From Malala Yousafzai to Greta Thunberg, this generation has seen young people taking action in support of the issues they feel strongly about and harnessing their passion for the greater good.

As part of International Education Week, we're celebrating teachers who support young people around the world to work towards positive change.

We'll hear from teachers whose pupils are working on a wide range of projects, including:

  • Local projects on climate change
  • Community connections during lockdown
  • Helping to make a more anti-racist world

Watch a recording of this webinar

About the panel

Angela Farrell is Assistant Head and Inclusion lead at Barton Hill Academy in Devon, England. She is also a British Council Ambassador. At Barton Hill, the school believes that they have an international duty to ensure pupils are world-aware and develop aspirational links to our global society. This is being achieved through the numerous international projects that they work on with the pupils throughout the world. You can read about Angela and Luisa's school partnership in this article.

Luisa Lenta is a Primary Teacher at IC CODOGNO, a large Comprehensive Institute in Codogno, northern Italy. She is the co-ordinator of the Innovative Area of her school (Erasmus+  projects, eTwinning  and Outdoorschool) and an eTwinning ambassador. Luisa will talk about her experience during the Covid-19 crisis, focussing on how eTwinning, co-operation and creativity have been key to her resilience strategies whilst remote teaching in this challenging time.

Mahlaqa Saeed is Teacher for Economics and Business Studies; teaching the GCSE curriculum to Grades 9 - 11 at an all-girls school in Karachi, Pakistan. She is also leading the Connecting Classrooms programme at her school; aiming to embed the UN Global Goals and Core Skills in the school curriculum.

Mahlaqa's talk featured a recent social media project  that she initiated with her students to generate awareness of the Economic Impact of Climate Change; focusing on SDG 13. Her talk focussed on how collaborative strategies have brought students closer in these challenging times and instilled leadership qualities through group work in the virtual learning environment. You can follow Mahlaqa on Twitter here.

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