By Abbie Nott
On the 3rd February, we were joined by guests from the United Nations Headquarters who gave us a tour of their building. The tour guides were from Germany, China, Senegal and Russia; it was so interesting to find out more about the work of the UN and its history!
We learnt interesting facts like how the building site was previously home to a slaughterhouse, saw a mosaic gifted by Nancy Reagan and learnt about how the ceiling in part of the building is left unfinished to symbolise that the work of the UN is never finished.
The UN team then answered some questions sent in by students…
‘How can students help the work of the United Nations?’
Another person asked about what comes next after 2030, when the Sustainable Development Goals are aiming to have been achieved?
A big thank you goes to the team from the United Nations who gave us such a great experience, to the interns who helped behind the scenes and to Jennifer and Ayush for hosting!
If you missed it, you can stream a recording of the UN tour here…
By Abbie Nott
Welcome to the Goals Project, everyone! It has been so exciting to see people posting on social media about what they’ve been up to for Week 1 and 2 of the project. It’s so inspiring to see students getting excited about their SDG and see what people are learning, especially to do with the very relevant theme of Environmental Stewardship.
Here are just a couple of the tweets showing what participating classrooms are getting up to…
We hope you are enjoying the Goals Project so far, and are excited to see what else you come up with. There are lots of exciting things happening in the upcoming weeks, and hope to see you all there!