A LIVE session with over 600 global students

On May 11th 2021 students from across the globe joined a live online event to celebrate their work so far in our annual Global Conversation.

Over the past three weeks, students across the world have used our resources in their classrooms to learn about how countries can “build back greener” after the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also joined an online discussion to share opinions, swap experiences of climate change in their countries, and ask questions to topic experts. The Global Conversation runs until May 30th.

This live session welcomed over 250 participants from England, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda, Nepal, Palestine, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Lebanon and Tanzania. Students signed in from home or in their classrooms – depending on their time zone. With so many groups present, we estimate there were approximately 600 students joining the call in total!

The hour-long session was the first time students had connected to each other live!

We showcased their achievements so far and awarded six students with certificates for their outstanding contributions to the online discussion. All students were given the chance to ask each other questions, check out each other’s classrooms and gain top tips for the rest of the project. We were also joined by special guests Chris Hopkins and Najma Mohamed from Green Economy Coalition who answered curious questions about this most pertinent of topics.

Watch the highlights of the meeting for yourself.

“Yesterday’s live meeting looked like a celebration of our efforts. All of us felt awarded.” Student “fair_pigeon”, School College Pilote Sousse, Tunisia

The Global Conversation is supported by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme. Questions/press enquiries about the Global Conversation? Email us at [email protected]