World's Biggest School Assembly - May 2012
Pupils aged 7-11 from Royal Russell School were proud to take part in The World’s Biggest School Assembly via the BBC’s World Class website last week. For 24 hours, schools across the world told each other what matters to them.
Starting at 01:00 BST already schools from Australia were getting in touch sharing their exciting plans and with journalists from the BBC World Service stationed at various schools around the globe already some fascinating stories were being told. During the day schools from all over the world including pupils in Burma, Thailand, Hawaii, India, Sudan, all over Europe, Canada, Jamaica, America, Mexico and many more used various communication methods i.e. tweets, email, facebook, videos, radio broadcasts to get in touch to tell each other about what matters to them. Some of the more popular topics included the environment, the credit crunch, education, social media, whaling, drugs, poverty and families. And the more unusual included the declining bee population.
Royal Russell School let the world know about their topic of conversation at13:29. It was posted that the UK think global warming is the most important issue of our times and that pupils try to use public transport wherever possible. Pupils also felt passionate about bullying, studying hard for a good job in the future, recycling and saving water.
For a further look go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldclass/18005338
Teacher Mrs Jan Bennett said: "It was an interesting discussion, during which many children showed they are passionate about issues that affect them and the wider world. Great work!”
24 hours later the bonanza that was the World’s Biggest School Assembly on the BBC had reached its conclusion, thanks to the fantastic support of all our schools around the globe showing they really do care about what happens in our world tomorrow.