The Success of Global Generations
On World Children’s Day 2020, Global Classroom hosted our fifth session – Global Generations. This event took place on 20th November and the event was designed to celebrate the generational changes we are currently seeing across the world. Global Generations explored how different generations can work together to create the best world possible, by helping and influencing one another to see things a different way.
What is the Global Classroom?
Established this year by Scarisbrick Hall School in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Classroom provides an hour long virtual class that unites children across the globe with each other and world famous experts across television, music, science, art, history and so much more.
Upon its launch earlier this year, Global Classroom grasped the attention of the media for its unique and groundbreaking approach to creative learning. FE News and the Lancashire Post both featured articles on the project during the Global Classroom’s One Global Mind event. This classroom aimed to tackle and discuss the impact of pandemic on the mental and physical wellbeing of the children of the world.
Global Generations: Connecting the World
Our live Global Generations broadcast reached over 2.5 million students across 198 countries! The class originally streamed at 4:30pm on 20th November 2020, but the event can be viewed in its entirety over on the Global Classroom YouTube channel.
The Global Classroom project invited eight phenomenal guest speakers, who are world renowned in their respective fields, to shine a light on generational change during the Global Generations event. Featured guests speakers included:
- Megan Collins M.D., a Paediatric Ophthalmologist
- Christopher McDougall, an American Author
- Tiassa Mutunkei and Zoe Jenkins from National Geographic
- Hannah Ingram-Moore from The Captain Tom Foundation
- Captain Sir Tom Moore,
- Michael Woodside from Disney Animation,
- Michaela Pavlat, a Cultural Interpreter at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
All of our guest speakers spoke at length about the impact that previous generations have had on their lives, and why generational exchange is critical to the development of today’s culture and knowledge.
Empowering A New Global Generation
One of the most striking quotes from the session came from Tiassa Mutunkei, a Young Explorer from National Geographic, who explained that young people have the power to stand up and say “This is what we want for tomorrow and this is what we want for our future because the future is ours.”
The Global Classroom was honoured to welcome so many phenomenal guest speakers who taught our children that no matter what their interest was, whether it was sport, fundraising, art, exploring, science or writing, their generation can have an impact on the world around them.