RDA students join international summer schoolPosted: 22nd July 2020
Students from Newham are getting the unique opportunity to learn with peers from around the world.
A group of 20 Year 10 students from Royal Docks Academy are taking part in the Felsted International Summer School Online.
The student leadership team will join 600 other young people from 30 countries for the two-week Global Studies Programme run by Felsted School, in Essex.
Students will watch a prepared presentation before attending global live discussions each day.
They will learn from university professors and PHd students on global studies, sharing their theories and concepts.
Timotiejus Milasevicius is among the group taking part. He said: “I am excited to start the summer school with Felsted. It is an honour to be able to partake in such a learning experience that allows us to learn more about the world around us.
“The lessons planned for us – on global crisis and pandemics to international security - are most definitely topics which will be highly informative and even critical to know about as we move forward into the future.
“I cannot wait to start and I look forward to meeting students from across the globe and getting to know them through the various discussions, debates and in-depth talks we will have about our world and the international workings of our countries!”
Classmate Mercy Sanyu said: “This is an amazing opportunity.
“In England’s school curriculum, we are taught an amalgamation of different information in subjects such as English, maths and science. However, the summer course allows students to gain knowledge on trending topics as well as engaging in discussions to broaden their views.
“I’m excited as the course gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge on a plethora of topics and it also allows me to gain life skills that I can apply, as I transition into adulthood.”
The course will cover globalisation, how to protect the environment, international finance, making predictions about the world, what makes a strong political leader and how justice works.
Sarah Newman, head of Year 10, said: “I am excited about this opportunity for our students to participate in a global education programme.
“It is through experiences like this that they will build connections, opportunities and the motivation to develop their career opportunities in these fields.”
The event traditionally takes place at the Felsted School in July.