A long Sunday here today but I will have a go at making sense of the day.
We started early visiting as many of the sites as we could pack into a short space of time. Have a look at the tweets from @SanSior to see if you can name them.
We then travelled to Port Chester Senior Centre to attend the official launch of One World week with Joe Carvin and Dr. Reimers. It was a fascinating evening with so many things to think about and discuss with teachers from around the world.
Dr Reimers talked about schools providing an education that gives our children the power to change the world. The emphasis was about empowering people to find the problem in the community and solve it. What can we do to make it better?
He talked about the 'Global Risks Report 2018'. A document that predicts that we only have 12 years left to slow down climate change.
He focused on the principle that there is more to school than grades using the example that Bill Gates got an F in computer science! We need children to see the point in education not be bored by it. How are we educating children for jobs that don't exist yet and to solve the problems that adults have created?
He used the following quote from Alice in Wonderland:-
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
We need to be clear on where we want to go especially during the time of change in Wales as we embark on the introduction of 'Successful Futures'. We can't be like Alice and just head off in any direction. We have an opportunity to introduce Global Education with real innovation.
Looking forward to day 3.
Mr Cass, Headteacher