At SIS one of our Educational Goals is ‘To create extraordinary educational experiences for learners which connect with their gifts, passions and purpose’. The Global Citizenship Programme does just this, providing unique opportunities for students to get involved in Social Entrepreneurship and Service Learning.
Currently, we have a number of students who are working directly with Social Entrepreneurs from the wider school community to further their learning of business skills, therefore, using education as a force for good in the world. Using social entrepreneurship to give something back to communities and partnerships with whom we work both locally and globally.
A number of exciting workshops for GCP Students run by Igor Jecl from the local Italian artisan confectionery business, La Pasqualina – Eccolo took place this year. Providing students with real-life opportunities to work directly with a local social entrepreneur and learn skills around finance, marketing, branding, packaging, and sales.
To read more about the exciting work the GCP Students have undertaken, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/dreamingdragonsonlineoutlet.
We are always keen to hear from local social entrepreneurs and business owners and welcome opportunities for networking and developing partnerships to enrich the learning experiences for Global Citizenship by providing ‘real life’ scenario’s for the students to develop innovative products and services to develop social entrepreneurship opportunities.
The Kindred Project and The Social Entrepreneurship Projects run extracurricular clubs that take Global Citizenship Education a step further at SIS. Providing a whole host of alternative programmes and projects for students to become involved in. Staff at the extracurricular clubs facilitate sessions to support additional student learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Dreaming Dragons is a well-established brand within the school community developed by GCP students. Students who have innovative ideas to make money can learn all about business development through working with The Dreaming Dragons.