Harrow Way students receive commendation from the Secretary of State for International Development!

In May 2013 Year 7 and Year 8 students were invited to enter a competition run by ‘Think Global’ which is an education charity that promotes global learning. This initiative has support from the Department for International Development (DFID). The purpose of the competition was to demonstrate an understanding of the Millennium Development Goals and put forward proposals to tackle various challenges faced by children throughout the world such as: lack of education; hunger, poverty and healthcare.

Only one entry was allowed per school and Think Global received 114 presentations in total. There was only one winner and although we did not win we were informed that:

‘Your presentation showed a very good understanding of the Millennium Development Goals for the developing world and your students are to be congratulated on the excellent standard of their work. In recognition of this achievement, I have pleasure in sending you a Certificate of Commendation which has been personally signed by the Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Hon. Justine Greening.’ Karen Barnes. Programme Director, Global Learning Programme.

The winning students from Year 7 were: Jocelyn Bathie, Stephanie Pink, Liberty O’Neil, Cherie Pipe and Holly-Ann Bushell. These students put in a lot of hard work in their own time producing a film and PowerPoint. As a school we are very proud of their achievement.

Mrs H Delany, Head of RE and Citizenship.