UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on 21st September every year, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC schools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends.
Twenty students sitting in a circle, responding to facilitator’s questions. Some students got closer to each other. Some estranged themselves from the group.
At the entrance to a mall in downtown Beijing, shoppers take out their smartphones and scan a QR code to verify whether they pose a risk of carrying COVID-19. This provides them with the ‘green code’ required to access public spaces and the process doesn’t take long. Everyone quickly moves past the checkpoint - except for 19-year-old Zhao Chen.
“When the spring flourishes, within the blossom, she smiles.” This is a stanza delivered vividly by Ms. Ping LI, Vice Principal,
At the end of the last semester, students of UWC Changshu China participated in a research project and presented their findings at a one day Conference on campus on "The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic". This Project provided an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in a real world context. UWC education puts emphasis on learning by doing and engaging with global issues which is critical for students to gain global perspective and be prepared to become future leaders and change makers.
From the Chair of the UWC International Board, Chair of the UWC International Council and the Executive Director of UWC International