International House London’s Young Learner Centres have been selected as finalists for The PIEoneer Awards. The school’s Young Learners department has successfully offered junior summer programmes across the UK since 2011, and has recently expanded to offering year-round junior courses in London and Edinburgh. The Young Learners department has now been nominated for the Secondary Learning International Impact Award.

This year, there were hundreds of entries and the quality was exceptionally high. Consequently, this nomination is an incredible honour and a testament to the constant innovation taking place in the Young Learners department. The awards ceremony will be taking place on September 19.

In addition, this nomination comes with the launch of a new and modern Young Learners course in 2019. World Leaders is part of the Future Leaders programme and it focuses on current global issues. Namely, the World Leaders’ curriculum incorporates the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity, for people and the planet. The World Leaders course has been developed around these goals that IH London fully supports.

“Our World leaders course is looking at different global issues through the prism of the 17 SDGs. Students in the World Leaders course will explore the 17 SDGs and learn about how the planet is changing and how our actions can make a positive difference towards our planet. Our aim is to help get the youth of today engaged in making the world a better place.” 

-Stephen Buswell, YL Operations Manager

The course will also include two guest speaker workshops. During the first week, the Global Events Manager from the UN SDG Action Campaign will deliver the first workshop. In the second week, a representative from the charity ‘Water aid’ will deliver the second workshop. 

The Head of Young Learners, Jamie Simpson, was thrilled about the award nomination. “Many of our students have commented in their feedback on how amazing the international experience was and how the Future Leaders course in particular allowed them to work on a project with students from all over the world, make new friends and learn at the same time,” Jamie mentioned.

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For more information on our work with the UN and our Young Learners programmes you can visit our Future Leaders courses page.

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