World Environment Day Event,
5th June 2020

Following the enormous success of our first Global Classroom on 5th May, our next worldwide live and interactive event was timed to coincide with World Environment Day on 5th June 2020.

Scarisbrick Hall was joined by BMG artist Jason Mraz, World Health Organisation Technical Lead Dr Maria van Kerkhove, Smithsonian Institute Director Dr Mac Farnham, as well as leading environmentalists Melati Wisjen and Andrew Brennen. This event gave schools around the globe the chance to discuss and discover more about issues affecting the earth’s environment.

With contributions from the Smithsonian Institution and support from UNESCO, this exciting online educational link will build on the initiatives that the Global Classroom has already begun.

More events will follow. Please keep in touch and follow our social media channels for more information

Watch the video event as it happened below…

Global Classroom speaker Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

BMG Artist
& Sustainable Farmer

Global Classroom speaker Maria van Kerkhove

Dr Maria van Kerkhove

WHO Infectious Disease Epidemiologist; COVID-19 Technical Lead

Global Classroom speaker Melati Wijsen

Melati Wijsen

Bye Bye Plastic Bags & YOUTHTOPIA
2019 National Geographic Young Explorer 

Global Classroom speaker Andrew Brennen

Andrew Brennen

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
National Geographic Fellow

Global Classroom speaker Mac Farnham

Dr Macdonald Farnham

Director of Training for the Global Health Program, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. National Zoological Park

In collaboration with :
World Health Organisation and kindly supported by UNICEF

A global beginning: our first event

05:05:2020 16:30pm UK Time: Scarisbrick Hall, in partnership with WHO and supported by UNICEF, launched ‘The Global Classroom’. The event was also supported by the Independent Schools Association and Microsoft Teams.

An historic global education initiative to unite the minds and hearts of children around the world - and an unmissable opportunity to interact directly with some of the world’s leading figures in the fight against Covid-19

in collaboration with

World Health Organisation
BBC, MICROSOFT, YOUTUBE global classroom scarisbrick hall

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