A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine
Second Annual Global Leadership Program in Full Swing
Eaglebrook’s second annual Global Leadership Program opened on Saturday, August 3. Fifteen boys from Japan and four girls and seven boys from China were welcomed to campus. Four current Eaglebrook students also joined the program.
The Global Leadership Program is a two-week program for boys and girls aged 12-15. The program is an experiential learning opportunity focused on English immersion, local history, and project-based classroom lessons. Through activities on and off-campus, the students gain a better understanding of the globalized world and their role in it.
In only a few days, the students have already participated in many activities and visited several locations around New England. On Tuesday, August 6 the group went to Morse Hill, an outdoor education center and ropes course where many students overcame their fear of heights. On Monday, August 5, they listened to a local entrepreneur discuss how his restaurant tries to make delicious meals while being sustainable and making smart choices about food and plastic use. In addition, they hiked to the Rock and took in views of the valley, visited museums in Springfield, MA, and have begun their presentations on global issues. In a few days, they will sightsee around Boston and visit Harvard University.
One student from China discussed his experience at Morse Hill after climbing 30 feet up a tree and repelling down saying, "I had a great day today" as he was able to overcome his fear of heights.
David Goodrow, Global Leadership Program Director said, "The Global Leadership Program challenges the students to stretch their English communication skills, support their peers, overcome fears, and lead others in positive ways that get the best effort from everyone. It is a joy to see the children's confidence grow with every new activity, whether that is in a class or out in public."