United Nations Week
This year, from Monday, October 9th to Friday, October 13th, Brent International School Baguio celebrated the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development. The weeks activities included special themed lunches each day of the week celebrating a specific nationality or region of the world. On Tuesday, we held an all school chapel and introduced the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development with the help of our Model United Nations club. Following this introduction, Brent Baguio welcomed special guest speakers Raphael Dionisio and Emma Salamat from Make A Difference (MAD) Travel Philippines. Their presentation was the perfect fit for challenging our Middle and Upper School students to become “change-makers” in our community, within their home country and throughout the world. On Thursday, students participated in an all school house event where they were challenged to keep their egg secure enough to remain in tact after a parachute drop. Having the students think about how this activity related to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development had some relating the egg as our Earth and the parachute as our necessity to find solutions to tackle the tough issues set out by the goals; such as reducing poverty, global inequalities and tackling climate change.