Local students join in worlds largest assembly

| 14/06/2012

_59391129_assembly-globe-sml (300x254).jpg(CNS): Kids from Clifton Hunter high school were part of a unique BBC event last month when they joined in the World's Biggest School Assembly. There are more than one billion children in school around the world and the goal was to give them all a chance to hear, as part of the BBC World Service conversation programme World Have Your Say. Over a 24 hour period, a platform was provided for schools across the globe to have their students’ debate and discuss what really matters to them. In Grand Cayman students from Clifton Hunter cited God, family, education and crime as their key concerns.

Each tutor group then voted to discover its major concern. The concerns went to a forum established to find a universal concern for the school that was shared during the assembly.   The year groups found different concerns to address with those in year 7 were concerned about family, friends and people in their lives as well as violence, crime and terrorism, while Year 8 students stressed the importance of family members and their relationship withGod.  For Year 9 students crime the changing society and a good education was at the forefront of their minds while year 10 students were concerned about the importance of having family to support them, and the need for racial and gender equality.

Paula Wythe, the ambassador behind the project, was very proud of her school’s participation in this event. “This was a fabulous opportunity for our students to get involved in a form of global citizenship and to make them more aware of issues in society locally and internationally.”

Education minister Rolston Anglin expressed his pride in the school’s participation in the global event. “This was a great opportunity for the Clifton Hunter students and one that allows them to feel empowered! I am pleased that the school was able to participate in this Assembly,” he said.

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