Act Local, Go Global: Raising Kids Who C.A.R.E.

This month, Upper Elementary East students hosted a dynamic assembly on the theme of Global Citizenship. As part of their preparation, some of the students conducted school-wide interviews to gain a sense of what the school community knows about being a global citizen. Segments of these interviews were woven into the assembly to highlight acts of global citizenship throughout the school. From the construction of a “Friendship” bench to our school-wide recycling efforts, the MBTS community promotes and fosters global citizenship in ways that are meaningful to the children, and that make an impact on the community and world around them.


Every week, Upper Elementary students actively try to be caring and compassionate citizens in the local community. Earlier this month, the Kids C.A.R.E group led a wonderful drive for donations to be made to the Mission House, and this heartfelt initiative was deservedly highlighted on the front page of the Cayman Compass. Kids C.A.R.E promotes and facilitates opportunities for Upper Elementary students to go out into the community and actively make a positive difference. They meet once a week after school and continue to make an impression on the school and the wider Cayman community.


Another component of the Assembly focused on describing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Commonly referred to as SDGs, these are 17 global goals we are encouraged to have made significant growth in by 2030. The goals include: No Hunger, Reduce Inequality, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action. Next month, Grade 6 students will be embarking on the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York City. Students from around the world will gather to discuss topics that directly relate to meeting these goals. Representing Macedonia and Montenegro, our students will be discussing the complex topics of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Fair Trade and Food Security.  

We are fortunate to have these bright, young citizens with big, compassionate hearts lead the way towards a better world. 


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