Students take over on World Children’s Day

On World Children’s Day (20 November) students worldwide made their opinions heard and literally took over schools, governments, businesses and more.

Students from North Anglia’s 47 schools participated in this year’s World Children’s Day to raise awareness for the rights of the child and the United Nations’ Global Goals for sustainable development.

They acted as principal, presented innovative student projects and—together with students from other local schools—took over the UN’s headquarters in New York. For 24 hours, students also discussed the global issues that matter to them on Twitter.

"The Global Goals are important to me because they are hope for our future," said 18 year-old Lina El Rasheed, a student at the British International School Abu Dhabi. "Even if we are only on the way in achieving them, that is already a big improvement to the lives of many. It is essential that we all work towards the goals, because they affect us all. Not only certain people, in certain countries, but every single human on earth."

Read the full summary of events at North Anglia schools here.