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We are keen to involve our children in discussing global citizenship.
Global issues are important in the lives of all young people, living in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent and global communication is a daily reality. Young people have access to the internet and increased opportunity to travel, watch news stories from around the world as they develop and follow for example international sporting events as they happen. They have access to a wide range of cultural goods, media products and information from other countries, and an awareness of human transnational migration. The benefits for young people of international education include:
- having a platform from which to develop empathy and an active concern for those with whom they share the world
- having an intercultural awareness which helps make connections with others and which helps combat racism and xenophobia.