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Which Island Nation Will Prosper?

Year 8 students have begun their Connections project as part of the Learning to Learn programme. The Year group was split into four teams each establishing an island nation; Akita, Iceberge, L’ile de Joie and Jaimanju. Within each island group, every student joined a team responsible for either Island Architecture, Art and Culture, Media, Sustainable Development, Environment or Economics and Foreign Relations. From each of these role groups, one student was chosen by the members to represent them in their island’s government. Each island had to decide on their priority list for the auction where the students bid for assets for their island such as nuclear power, tourism and livestock farming. Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, 100 “project years” will elapse, and students will find out via the Daily Notices how their island is progressing based on the assets they successfully acquired.

The aim of this Connections project is to reinforce to the students that every decision they make has a series of consequences. Some will be positive, some will be negative. To be successful, their island nation needs to be developed with a real focus on the principles of "sustainability" and "happiness”, aims that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Year 8s will begin the last part of the Connections project on Friday 26th.

You can keep up with the Island Connections project by accessing this Firefly link:

Which Island Nation Will Prosper?


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