We aim for our pupils to be the best prepared to thrive and contribute to a rapidly developing modern world and to do that we must ensure they leave The Academy with a socially conscious, innovative and global outlook.
Through development of our local, national and global partnerships, we aim to have a greater impact on lives within and out with The Academy community.
We are delighted to announce a new international partnership which will see the opening of a pre-school in India for children aged 3-6 years.
This will be a high specification facility with a capacity for up to 250 children serving the area of Noida, a fast-growing satellite city of Delhi, with direct metro links and a hub for software, telecommunications and financial services companies.
Our contribution to this partnership is an investment of our experience and expertise in early years education.
We already have an excellent and longstanding relationship with our Indian partner who is dynamic, easy to work with and, most importantly, shares our educational vision and values.
This is an exciting opportunity for The Academy to develop a global profile, share our expertise and enhance the quality of our educational provision at home through learning and collaborating with others around the world.
During a visit to India this summer, we agreed terms that have been a year in the planning and are founded on a 10-year association with our partner.
Our Rector, Mr Pearce, and Head of Prep, Mr Mathewson, were also afforded the opportunity to speak at a prestigious national conference on the benefits of international partnerships. Mr Pearce and Mr Mathewson share their thoughts on education for sustainability and how we can encourage creativity in learning.
You can view a selection of photos in our gallery below and a video from the organisers of the conference here.
Global Youth Ambassador Awards
Our Global Youth Ambassadors collected their Gold Awards at the Mycro-Tyco and Wildhearts’ Global Youth Ambassador Awards Ceremony at the House of Commons in July 2019.
The Academy was also awarded Gold Accreditation for its contribution to the programme.
Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Junior Summit
The Glasgow Academy was proud to host the world’s first WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Junior Summit on Tuesday 11 June.
Over 400 primary school pupils from schools across Scotland were joined by students from South Africa, India, Switzerland and Afghanistan.
They came together to learn how business can be a force for good and how young people can use their entrepreneurial skills to make a difference, locally and globally.
Students enjoyed inspiring speeches from leading social entrepreneurs from the UK to Silicon Valley and even watched a special welcome video delivered by Cheryl Kiser from Babson College, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship.
The event was organised by WildHearts, a world-leading social business in partnership with The Academy.
WildHearts Global Youth Ambassadors from S5 and S6 did a fantastic job inspiring the younger pupils with interactive workshops and helped ensure the day was a huge success.
WildHearts Multi-Award-Winning Schools Programme
WildHearts Multi-Award-Winning Schools Programme empowers young people to use entrepreneurial thinking to create positive change.
Find out more about the inspirational work in this short video.
Our Rector, Mr Matthew Pearce, talks about the benefits of being a WildHearts School Partner in this testimonial.