25 Nov, 2015
10 : 00
Alessandro, Year 12, Century Park Campus
The recent Alliance for International Education (AIE) conference at YCIS was great! After some preparation ourselves, we met with all of the other students in attendance and we had a brainstorming session with Mr Dang from YCIS Hong Kong. We then went to the gym where we had our Youth Forum, discussing pre-written questions, as well as some that came from the conference’s audience (which was composed of teachers and principals). It was an amazing experience!
My classmate, Githu, and I presented on the environment and sustainable development as one of the biggest challenges regarding what schools can do to provide a better future for students. Although we were both a little nervous, we were the first to introduce ourselves. To be honest, I had a lot more to talk about but the time was limited and I didn’t want to interrupt or take away someone else’s chance to speak; therefore, we stuck with our key points and observations and listened to the local students’ perspectives.
The day proved to be a positive and engaging experience on sustainable development… Oh, and we also got to take a picture with Dr Betty Chan, YCIS’s Director, too (which was pretty cool)!