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Future leaders drive change

date:Dec 24,2013 source:意腾留学网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Future leaders drive change
On Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December, Year 9 students participated in the Geelong College Global Change, an interesting and challenging end to their school year.

The Global Challenge encourages our leaders of the future to explore and research current global issues with an emphasis on climate change, sustainability and population, and to examine Australia's position as a global citizen.

They are then challenged to communicate their opinions and potential solutions through subject specific projects which aim to increase sustainability and to raise awareness of these challenges.
The project groups undertaken were:
Digital Design – where students created an ad campaign about sustainabilty that could change the world!
Global Geography – Students explored Australia's policies and reputation global citizen in relation to climate change?
Environment Matters – Students delved into issues around water, climate change, energy, biodiversity, population, oceans, cities and transport to find what can be done?
Musical Messages - Students worked with Australian singer/songwriter Rose Bygraves (from the band Goanna) to wite songs to make poeple think about population growth and climate change.
Recycled Art –  Students purchased children's clothing from the Op Shop and created soft toys for the children at Cottage by the Sea.
Design and Construction – Students took shipping pallettes and designed and built furniture from them for Cottage by the Sea.
Global Social Media – Students used their online voices - tweets, blogs and posts to raise awareness about sustainability.
Radio Reporting - Hitz247 assisted a group of students to produce a short radio program around the global issues.

On Monday, Guy Abrahams from the Climate Reality Project gave the opening address, challenging students to ask more questions and to never give up on making a difference.

Students also participated in a 'Simply Sharing' lunch where they paid and shared lunch together in the Dining Hall. Students drew a ticket that entitled them to one of three meals, 'a king's feast' - a three course meal served in style (representing the developed world), a modest self serve meal  (representing the developing world) or a basic meal shared seated on the floor, as millions do in less developed countries.

The Simply Sharing lunch gives students an understanding and experience of the inequalities of the 'real world' situation in relation to food and eating conditions, and the money raised was donated to the World Vision Appeal for the Philippines and their recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.

Following lunch the students participated in a variety of cultural workshops including Flamenco Dancing, Chinese Crafts, Japanese Martial Arts, Latin Hip Hop, Buddhist Meditation and African Music and Drumming which was both fun and informatiive.

Thank you to all staff and guests who shared their throughts, talents and passion during this program.

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