Going global

Global Classroom delegates marching on the Main Road in Diep River on Friday June 28.

South Peninsula High School hosted the 23rd annual Global Classroom Conference last week. Students from seven countries attended the five-day conference. The theme of the conference was “Activism” and delegates were required to present forms of activism in their own countries. Delegates debated topics on the role of the youth in campaigns such as climate change, plastic pollution, land rights for indigenous people, a quality and free education and gun control. Conference co-ordinator, Deidre Bastian, said that students impressed the organisers with their insight on global issues. Next year’s conference will be hosted in Diepholz, Germany.