On Thursday 31st May, 3 International and 2 local Brunswick Secondary students attended the International Student Forum. The aim of the forum was to promote global connections and create global citizens. Through pre-workshop activities and discussions on the day we became aware of the connections we already shared with people all over the globe through; family, friendships and even the products they use. Throughout the day we had the opportunity to meet students from different schools and different backgrounds. We discussed how to improve our global connections at school and what our ideas of an ideal ‘global citizen’ are. We think that an ‘ideal global citizen’ should be respectful of all cultures and beliefs, globally connected through modern technologies and willing to learn more about other cultures and the new generations.
Ideas from all students at the forum are being collated and will be presented to the Minister for Education, Martin Dixon. Overall, it was an enjoyable day that left us considering how we can promote and create global connections within the school community.
Comments from the students:
It was really amazing learning that there were many people from Asia, in particular, China. I liked the social networking activity because it helped us meet new friends from other schools. - Rashi
It was very interesting that the forum had different cultural foods for lunch. I would like to start a social club so other students can learn about other cultures too. – Milka