Students emerge Regional Winners in Global Cambridge Competition

05 June 2018

Five student who shot a three-minute video to inspire their peers were rewarded for their efforts. Students of Aga Khan High School Kampala (AKHSK) emerged winners at the National and Regional levels (Sub-Sahara Africa) during the British Council ‘Your World’ global competition.

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This fall, the British Council launched it’s annual ‘Your World’ competition for all Cambridge curriculum schools. Around the world, students  aged 14-17 had the opportunity to create a video submission to showcase issues that have been identified in their lives and their communities. This year’s theme was the Natural Environment. 

The AKHSK students choose pollution as their specific theme and investigated the Northern Bypass landfill near Kitezi – a suburb in Kampala where the city disposes its trash. Students worked together in teams to submit a video highlighting issues relating to this site as well as solutions, where they explored concepts such as green power, rainwater harvesting, recycling, and waste management. 

In today’s world of technology, students used their smart phones to capture video footage which was later edited themselves. The competition was designed to engage students creatively through a learning project. “This is an excellent chance for students to use and hone their creative skills, alongside academic learning,” said Cambridge. 

Along the way, the students were well supported by teachers and parents who were extremely encouraging. To celebrate this accomplishment, the British Council Country Director is scheduled to present the Regional trophy to the Aga Khan High School, Kampala later this year. 

Congratulations to all our students for a job well done!