Strict star to join Dunoon Grammar in recall of global education event
Dunoon Grammar will return to the global stage when staff and students host a virtual seminar during this year’s World Education Week.
After becoming the first Scottish school to host a session at the prestigious centerpiece of education in the world last year, the school was once again invited to present a one-hour workshop to showcase their innovative approaches. community learning during the Covid pandemic.
Greg Wise, actor, producer and current star of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, will join the workshop to discuss how young people from the school have contributed to the ‘Dunoon Project’ – a community regeneration initiative local.
The theme for Global Education Week 2021, which takes place online from Sunday October 3 through Friday October 8, will be “School Celebration”.
It will include 100 events, each aligned with one of the ten sub-themes. They are: community partnership and collaboration; innovation; overcome adversity and build resilience; support healthy lives; environmental sustainability; creative approaches to problem solving; global citizenship; develop others; inclusion; and student leadership.
Schools selected to participate will share their experiences and expertise so that teachers, schools and education systems around the world can emulate them.
Dunoon Grammar School will hold its celebration on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. local time (5:00 p.m. GMT). The event is free and anyone wishing to attend can register via http://worldeduweek.org/event/dunoon-grammar-school
Councilor Yvonne McNeilly, Education Policy Officer at Argyll and Bute Council, said: “Being part of World Education Week is a huge privilege. Dunoon Grammar will represent not only Argyll and Bute globally, but all of Scotland, and I am extremely proud of all the staff and students who are involved. Personally, I can’t wait to see what they have in store.
The event, described as the world’s largest education conference, was founded by Vikas Pota, founder of T4 Education, an educational leader and entrepreneur, as a way to support teachers and schools by providing them with opportunities to learn and share experiences with each other. .
Mr Pota said: “We are delighted that Dunoon Grammar School is hosting a workshop again during World Education Week. Their session last year was innovative, informative and inspiring. The young people involved have done Scotland proud and I am delighted to see what they have in store for us on October 5th. I encourage you to sign up for what promises to be a session you can’t miss.
Scottish Government Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: ‘Like many Scottish schools, Dunoon Grammar has shown remarkable resilience in the face of the many challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. I am pleased that the students’ message that will be delivered to a global audience online during World Education Week is a message of hope and renewal. It is encouraging that they see a better future. I am sure that the students at Dunoon Grammar School will be the pride of Scotland and I send them my best wishes.
Dunoon Grammar Director David Mitchell added: “We are delighted to have been chosen once again to participate in World Education Week. It is a huge honor for us to represent not only Argyll and Bute, but all of Scotland, and we have worked hard to prepare for it. Our virtual seminar will be based on a “Back to the Future” theme, and will be an innovative and engaging performance led by our students, and involving staff and partners. The seminar will showcase the diverse range of creative and immersive learning experiences our young people have conducted to help our community recover from the pandemic and will be a true Scottish affair, featuring bagpipes, drumming and Gaelic performances. The participation of our young people will illustrate the impact that creative community learning has had on their skills and confidence. “