King’s Academy, August 16, 2007 – Senior staff members from King’s Academy were invited to join educators from Jordan and the United Kingdom for a one-week educational retreat in Lech, Austria from July 21-27.
Organized by the educational consultancy firm Common Ground and its not-for-profit arm Into Action, the retreat was attended by scientists and professors from Royal Holloway College, University of London. The goal of the retreat was to collect ideas and perspectives from different educators and advisors, to lay the groundwork for future projects being led by Common Ground and Into Action.
One outcome of the retreat is the planned collaboration between King’s Academy, Into Action and Royal Holloway on two specific projects: a global seismic measurement project that will involve both high schools and universities worldwide; and a student-led campaign to raise awareness about tetanus and tetanus vaccinations worldwide. Both projects will encourage students to approach science and technology with a hands-on approach.
The retreat was an excellent opportunity for King’s Academy administrators to meet and exchange views with other educators, many of whom have taught worldwide and who are currently working at schools in Jordan, Libya, Scotland and the United Kingdom.