2013 International Young Leaders Forum at BGS

Ms Hunter and Ms Oxley working with groups of students.

During the second-last week of term, three of our teacher-librarians, Ms Oxley, Ms Hunter and Ms Ragen, and former teacher-librarian, Mr Howes, were involved in helping students from six Asia-Pacific schools to think ‘outside the box’ in a Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

This festival was part of the 2013 International Young Leaders Forum, hosted by Brisbane Grammar School, and made up of teams of students from Binus International School (Indonesia), Bugil Academy (South Korea), Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore), Suzhou Foreign Language School (China)  and Brisbane Grammar School.  Students from Brisbane Girls Grammar School also joined in this year.

Key objectives of the alliance are to encourage these future leaders to become socially responsible and globally aware, and this year they were encouraged to find ‘audacious, creative solutions to global issues.’  Topics suggested for exploration were: Oil and Energy Needs, Conservation and Sustainability, Urban Living, Poverty and Equity, Education and Opportunity, Race and Religion, Health and Medecine.

 See more photos of the IYLF on the BGS Facebook page

Below are some of the stimulus videos for Urban Living and Sustainability.

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