Last spring, we decided to take part in the Project Passport competition with our project plan called Wellbeing at School. We were fortunate to get the chance to travel to Australia in order to carry out our project, in which we aimed to find similarities and differences in the ways our school Oulunkylän Yhteiskoulu and Camberwell Girls Grammar School take care of student wellbeing. We started our project in Finland by writing down our own experiences, interviewing the students, doing a survey and taking photos to visualize the project. By using the same methods, we continued our research in Australia. This article represents our findings.
Sarah Ann Lee Jia En and Joyanne Chan Xi En from Nanyang Girls’ High School travelled to Finland in November 2017 to carry out their research. The winning project focused on comparing two school cultures through a series of side-by-side Polaroid photographs, and we hope to share more detail about the project shortly.
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On Monday 27th November 2017, a group of Nanyang pupils and teachers visited the Perse. Following a tour of the school, the Nanyang girls joined a group of Perse year 12s, and in groups they researched and presented on the following topics:
1. How far do you think 21st Century Singapore and the UK have been defined by the impact of World War Two?
2. How multi-cultural are 21st Century Britain and the Singapore? Is multi culturalism regional? Or superficial?
3. How do the governments of the UK and Singapore deal with the threat of terrorism? Think in terms of avoidance as well as response?
4. Does a ‘glass ceiling’ still exist for women in the UK and Singapore? What are societal expectations of women in both countries?
5. What is the attitude of the governments of Britain and Singapore to global warming and environmental challenges?
6. How LGBT tolerant are the UK and Singapore?
7. How important is religion in British and Singaporean society?
8. How democratic are the UK and Singapore? How do elections work and what other opportunities do people have to express their views?
9. How important is sport in British and Singaporean society?
10. How prevalent is crime in Britain and Singapore? Does the legal system work?
11. How significant is the poverty gap in Britain and in Singapore?
A lot of information was covered in a short space of time!
After lunch, the Nanyang girls headed into Cambridge with members of the Perse’s Global Citizens group, and they did treasure trail around central Cambridge, following clues to find points of cultural interest.