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Thurrock students discuss global issues in New York City


THINK Global is a global education programme developed for schools, colleges and universities. The programme brings a global perspective into education – teaching students about sustainability, tackling extremism, human rights and other world issues.

As part of the 2018 Think Global programme, students from schools across the South East of England including Hathaway Academy, Harris Academy Riverside, Ormiston Park Academy, Hassenbrook Academy and Brentwood County High School took part in a project that explored the themes of democracy and freedom and as part of this project visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Fatima Rodrigues, Principal of Hathaway Academy said: “Think Global provides a framework to enable schools to 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”.

This year the students also explored the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and participated in a workshop with survivors of 9/11 and visited the 9/11 museum in New York. The students were also given unique access to the Pentagon in Washington DC, which was also attacked by one of the hi- jacked planes.

Richard Davies, Assistant Headteacher of Brentwood County High School said: “Think Global is a life changing project which has enabled our students to 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”.

Think Global is adopted by schools, colleges and universities to extend learning outside the classroom. The programme encourages collaboration between partner schools and embeds a global perspective into education. The 2019 Think Global programme will launch on 28th September 2019.

Andrew Betts, Principal of Harris Academy Riverside said: “Think Global brings a global perspective into education and extends learning outside the classroom. The programme works with global organisations from the United Nations, Kennedy Space Centre to World leading Universities. The Think Global programme helps students explore themes linked to major global issues from human rights to science and technology”.


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