“Postcard from the Edge” engaged students in a global writing community to experience the pleasure of writing and to express their thoughts with peers from Asia and Europe. This School Collaboration built empathy and a sense of urgency among young writers to develop a greater understanding of themselves, their own and other cultures. The writing journey began with hand-written postcards and ended with poems, essays and stories published on a joint blog.
“TeACh: Teens in Action for Change” invited students to support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by embedding GSD principles. Participants took actions by joining and participating in National and Global campaigns and initiatives within the vision of a Human Rights-based approach and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Inspired by global programmes like Design for Change, Global Youth Service Day, Apps for Good, this School Collaboration helped students to find inspiration, information, identify problems, get involved and, finally, act to solve these problems and improve their local communities.
“Asia-Europe Cultural Heritage Games” used the pedagogical method of gamification to broaden students’ cultural horizons and to enrich their knowledge in the areas of joint interest. Most activities were game-based tasks. Participants created games covering various topics (e.g. geography, history, literature, art, music, sport, traditions, etc.) and shared them with their peers from other countries.
The students discussed, and created awareness about the, life of people who live near rivers. They considered themes such as crops, river navigation, geopolitics and specific products traded.
Students revealed the history of the streets in their countries. They shared articles and videos of street parades, street sports, street musicians and festivals, and considered how important they are to our lives.
With volunteers’ support, students embarked into the world of entrepreneurship. Experiencing the full cycle of business operations helped students develop leadership, project management, communication and collaboration skills.
Students from Europe and Asia to conducted hands-on experiments and research to explore and discover the secrets of the world.
Students continued creating a digital archive of world history including personal stories, artefacts and historical events.
Students learnt first-hand how authentic local food is made and what ingredients are used, before compiling their own cooking video.