The British Council has revealed Al Salam School in Egypt as the regional winner for MENA in the ‘Your World’ video competition. The winning video showcased the students’ social action project to advise students on how to better focus on their mental, physical, and social health which included exercise programmes, healthy eating workshops and more.
The Your World video-making competition is a flagship activity for British Council Partner Schools. Participating in the competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to use their creativity, problem-solving and digital skills to compete globally submitting short video entries about their work. The competition is open to students aged 14 to 17 years studying in British Council Partner Schools.
Now in its seventh year, the theme for this year’s competition was ‘good health and well-being’, linking directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three. Students drew upon their knowledge of subjects studied at school, such as science, business studies and global studies to produce exceptional video entries. These videos demonstrated students’ ability to work collaboratively to solve real life problems in their own communities, putting both their skills and learning to practical and positive use.
This year there were more than 750 video entries, with over 3500 students taking part from our Partner Schools across the global network.
‘’Participating in the Your World competition was a life adventure and a new learning experience. It was and still is a journey where we learn and grow the most, and it was through collaboration and dedication with each other that we could achieve our goals and make a lasting impact on the world around us. Together, we can create a better future for ourselves and for generations to come’’, shared the regional winning team about their experience of taking part in this year’s Your World competition.
By participating in this competition students develop core skills which enable them to grow into well-rounded, creative and critical citizens, ready to engage with job markets and shape the future for themselves and future generations. Through Your World, the British Council hopes to inspire students to be drivers of positive change.
It has become increasingly important for students to demonstrate and excel in activities outside of the classroom to support their university entrance applications. Participation in Your World allows students to showcase a commitment to developing themselves proactively in their free time, while also raising awareness about social and environmental issues around them; ensuring their university application stands out.
Fakhar Jaffery, Director of Examinations, Egypt said, “While students in British Council Partner Schools receive a world-class education, the work British Council does in equipping students with 21st century skills through extra-curricular activities help shape their lives. Joint classroom projects, and global competitions – such as the Your World video competition, help students connect with their peers from around the world to achieve their full potential and become responsible global citizens.”
Globally, British Council works with more than 2,100 Partner Schools, support over 100,000 teachers and touch the lives of millions of students across South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Americas. The British Council Partner Schools community is a network of educators across the world, including leaders of forward-thinking schools with an international outlook, and teachers committed to a modern, student-centred approach to teaching. The British Council supports Partner Schools by providing a secure, compliant and consistent exams delivery service, dedicated administrative support, and professional development and training opportunities for teachers and school leaders.