Celebrate Our SDG Competition Winners!
1 July 2021, 4pm BST
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Through the Eyes of Our Learners
- Global School Alliance and LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd are hosting a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Event for students globally.
- Vikas Pota, Founder of T4 Education and Rt Hon Lord Jim Knight, Director of SUKLAA Ltd. will be speaking and presenting awards at two special ceremonies being hosted online in the UK and Malaysia.
- Creative artwork expressing the creativity and global voice of learners will be celebrated at the global event on 1 July 2021 at 4pm UK time.
It has never been more critical for students to become engaged in the 2015 agenda of the United Nations to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Following the summit of the G7 nations in Cornwall UK recently, we have become more focused on involving learners to take ownership of raising awareness about the SDGs.
The Global School Alliance (GSA) and LeapEd Services have joined forces to launch a unique ‘Sustainable Development Goals Competition’ for learners globally. The international competition links both organisations based in the UK and Malaysia and their networks of schools around the world.
James Blomfield Head of Education for GSA says “We feel that it is imperative for students to engage in real issues and that school curricula include authentic opportunities for children and young adults to participate in the sustainable development agenda. We are so proud of this project and delighted to be working closely with LeapEd Services. Partnerships of all kinds will be the solution to so many of the challenges in our post-pandemic world and we want to hardwire this into the curriculum.”
Jasmane Frans, an Independent Consultant for LeapEd Services says, “Global Learning and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are increasingly becoming reliable methods for engaging learning communities during the pandemic. It has not only added value to curricula, but also enhanced achievable learning and collaboration between parents, students and teachers.”
At the LeapEd Services event at 4pm MYT, Founder of T4 Education, will be speaking and announcing the winners, and Rt Hon Lord Jim Knight at the Global School Alliance event at 4pm UK time. Recently Lord Knight published a joint article with Selaine Saxby MP in The Times newspaper that suggests flipping the way we teach. The climate crisis and the way learners respond to global learning and the SDGs, could be just what young people need in education today.
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Rt Hon Lord Jim Knight
Jim Knight works in education, digital technology and as a legislator. He is the Director of SUKLAA Ltd. Jim founded TES Institute, the fifth-largest qualifier of teachers in England and managed TES Resources with a global teacher community of 13.5 million users. Jim is also a founder of XRapid, using artificial intelligence to power the diagnosis of malaria and asbestos fibres using iPads and microscopy.
As a UK government minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment. He served as a member of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet 2009-2010, before joining the Lords after the 2010 General Election. He is also Honorary President of The Council of British International Schools (COBIS), on the Global Advisory Council for BETT, Chair of Whole Education, advises the London School of Commerce and is working with the social impact agency, Purpose on teaching climate change.
Vikas Pota is the founder of T4 Education and is globally known as a respected leader and driving force for empowering teachers and educational organisations to embrace education through collaboration, technology and sharing of best practices. He is an advisor to global government agencies and organisations and has recently been appointed to contribute to the work of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy’s newly constituted Advisory Board in Jordan. He has led the launch of the T4 Teacher Tech Summits for 2020 and 2021, with 46,000 teachers registering for the T4 Teacher Tech Summit from countries around the world.
T4 Education has recently conducted a global Teachers & Tech survey to facilitate positive change in education. Vikas is currently building a set of tools to support teachers and schools based on the results of this research to improve education worldwide. He is currently leading his T4 Education Team to host World Education Week from 3–8 October 2021 for schools and organisations to celebrate their stories of success to advocate for quality education for all.