A new partnership has been confirmed with Birka Jato school in Ethiopia. As this partnership grows the children will be able to communicate with the school via letters. Teachers will also have the chance to visit the school and bring back with them the learnings and culture from the school and teach them to the children here at WCPS.
Global Enterprise Challenge
The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is an annual business enterprise initiative run by BCPS. Each year, hundreds of students aged between 9 and 15 participate, in teams across more than 20 different countries.
The GEC was developed by BCPS in 2014, when it won a ‘pitch’ competition run by Microsoft within its Showcase School community across the world. It incorporates a wide range of business skills while encompassing many different elements of the school curriculum, putting the children’s learning into a real-life context and using Microsoft Office 365 technology to allow worldwide collaboration and creativity.
One of the key aims of the challenge is for the children to communicate and collaborate not only with the other children in their team but with the other teams in their international company across the world. At each stage of the challenge each team must share its ideas and outcomes with the other teams in the international company through the collaboration tools found within Office365.
Find out more about the Global Enterprise Challenge