How to secure a sustainable future? What actions can people take to contribute to a greener future?
Secondary students at the Western International School of Shanghai shared their positions on creating a more sustainable future to a panel of esteemed judges.Students who participated in the Shanghai Family Speech Competition 2022 expressed their opinions, findings, and ambitions for a greener, more sustainable future with speeches guided by thorough research and understanding of environmental protection and ecology.
We are pleased to announce that several students from the Western International School of Shanghai have received top awards at the speech competition.We extend our congratulations to Ocean, Sean and Gavin for their participation and recognition at the Shanghai Family Speech Competition 2022. Ocean won First Place, Sean’ a Second Place and Gavin an award of excellence for their remarkable speeches on the topic of “Green your power, power your future”.
The competition gathered more than 500 students from 26 schools across Shanghai. WISS students paved their way through progressive elimination rounds to compete in the final competition. Our young learners drew upon their mastery of rhetoric to convince the audience, presenting their ideas eloquently and persuasively, showing on stage what it means to be a Global Citizen, fully prepared to engage issues affecting us in the 21st Century. Delivering a speech is not easy. It requires strong soft skills that include problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, active listening, collaboration, and creativity.
Participating students demonstrated their prowess as public speakers, showing they are very well prepared for delivering presentations, researching, and thinking creatively. Giving a successful speech requires selecting a valuable topic, but it also carries the responsibility of effectively persuading the audience, presenting ideas clearly and connecting with the audience. Guided by their English teachers, Ms. Rosalinda de Lima and Mr. James de Luna, Ocean, Gavin and Sean polished their writing and speaking skills to deliver persuasive arguments.
On top of that, WISS students captivated the audience and the jury by illuminating concepts and theories to generate a more sustainable future.
If you were the CEO of an energy company, how would you balance profitability and social responsibility?
By Ocean, Secondary WISS student
If I were a green energy scientist,
By Sean, Secondary WISS student
By Gavin, Secondary WISS student
At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), we foster an environment where students are encouraged to think creatively and challenge themselves to apply the skills they acquire through their years of study in our school.
We encourage and support our students to participate in a variety of activities to build confidence and develop skills. Moreover, students take ownership of their intellectual development and acquire leadership. All of them are valuable skills required of modern citizens that students develop during their time at WISS.
WISS Educates in Sustainability
As an IB World School, Educating in Sustainability aligns with our mission to provide students with new learning opportunities, with the values and the motivation to take action for sustainability, and to support students who think critically, innovate and provide solutions towards more sustainable patterns of living.
Secondary Students at WISS engage and connect with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are integrated into our educational curriculum to equip our learners with the skills to develop transformative change for a better future. Teaching sustainability allows WISS students to identify the connections and interactions between the environment, the economy, and the community.
Ocean, Sean and Gavin applied skill and dedication in the preparation of their speeches and, throughout this process, acquired and strengthened their speaking, writing and creative thinking skills. We are proud to have such outstanding students as part of our community.
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