Earlier this year, we invited students from High Performance Learning Schools (including Pathway Schools) to submit artwork for our HPL Global Art Competition. Thousands of students from across the globe entered the competition and shared incredible pieces of artwork.

The competition was open to 3 to 18-year olds and divided entrants into the following categories; Category 1: Ages 3-7 (Early Years and Lower Primary), Category 2: Ages 7-11 (Upper Primary), Category 3: Ages 11-14 (Lower Secondary), Category 4: Ages 14-16 (Upper Secondary), and Category 5: Ages 16-18 (Post 16).

We asked students to create a piece of artwork based on ‘Empathy’ - an essential VAA for High Performing Learners. Becoming a high performing learner isn’t just about learning how to think but about how to think responsibly. Remember, success is rarely the result of an individual working alone so empathy is so important. Working together, negotiating, giving and receiving help, and giving and receiving feedback is important. Being concerned for society helps learners deal with ambiguity and with complex problems while encouraging them to be good citizens.

High Performance Learning thanks all the incredible students who submitted their artwork. It was such a tough process picking winners but, after much deliberation, we’re excited to announce our winners. 

See their incredible empathy artwork here

 Winners Booklet

CATEGORY 1: AGES 3-7 (EARLY YEARS AND LOWER PRIMARY)

WINNER

Eleanor Ayton - Westbourne House School

2ND PLACE

Laranya Gupta - GEMS Founders School

3RD PLACE

Vedika Menon - GEMS Cambridge International School Dubai

HONOURABLE MENTION

Elsie Bailey - Westbourne House School

 

CATEGORY 2: AGES 7-11 (UPPER PRIMARY)

WINNER

Nandita Menon - GEMS Cambridge International School, Dubai

2ND PLACE

Anahita Mansharamani - GEMS Cambridge High School

3RD PLACE

Haya Moin - GEMS Founders School Mizhar

HONOURABLE MENTION

Jahan Vyas - GEMS Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi

 

CATEGORY 3: AGES 11-14 (LOWER SECONDARY)

 WINNER

Ana Nanau - International British School of Bucharest

2ND PLACE

Joel Jiji - GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi

3RD PLACE

Ecaterina Botan - International British School of Bucharest

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Rihanna Sunil - GEMS Founders School Mizhar

Eloghosa Eke - Day Waterman College Nigeria

 

CATEGORY 4: AGES 14-16 (UPPER SECONDARY)

WINNER

Oluwaseyi Osinubi - Day Waterman College Nigeria

2ND PLACE

Dasha Kurbatova - St Mary’s School Cambridge

3RD PLACE

Sophie Seed - St Mary’s School Cambridge

HONOURABLE MENTION

Alesha Muneer - GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi

 

CATEGORY 5: AGES 16-18 (POST 16)

WINNER

Keilah Janna Asilom - GEMS Cambridge International, Abu Dhabi

2ND PLACE

Mohammed Aadil Kallivalappil - GEMS Cambridge International, Abu Dhabi

3RD PLACE

Iman Abdalla - St Mary’s School Cambridge

HONOURABLE MENTION

Christina Kell - St Mary’s School Cambridge

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Sydenham School,  took control of the High Performance Learning (HPL) Twitter account on Friday 16th July to share their Well Me Well World Event

Throughout the day, Sydenham School shared their event that focused on the Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs) - especially the value of Empathy. Creating the high performance learner is not just about learning how to think, it is about how to think responsibly and in a way that is effective in life and the workplace. Developing empathy and concern for society helps learners to deal with ambiguity and with complex problems.

Sydenham School's event demonstrates how a school can nurture a concern for society through a specific event which then continues more generally through the day-to-day life of the school. 

We pulled some Tweets together into the moment below:

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High Performance Learning congratulates our new HPL Fellows and HPL Honorary Fellows.

Awarded at The 2nd HPL Annual Conference Dinner on Monday 28th June, we are delighted to announce our first HPL Fellows:

  • Charlotte Avery - St Mary’s, Cambridge
  • Kai Vacher – British School Muscat, Muscat
  • Gloria Lowe – Sydenham School, London
  • Russel Ellicott – Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham
  • John Martin – Castle Hill Primary School, Basingstoke

HPL Fellow Status recognises an individual's sustained advocacy and commitment to the HPL philosophy and our movement for educational change. The title celebrates the exceptional contribution they have made to leadership in a global context.

We are proud to announce our HPL Honorary Fellows:

  • Anne Howells
  • Melanie Saunders
  • Dr Roy Blatchford
  • John Leighfield
  • David Harkin
  • Kelvin Hornsby

As ambassadors for High Performance Learning, they have led by example and set the highest expectations for what education can be, resulting in their school or organisation being at the forefront of educational thinking.

Looking to the future, working with our HPL Fellows, we are confident that we can transform the educational landscape and ensure that high performance becomes the educational norm for all children.

Professor Deborah Eyre, Founder and Chair of High Performance Learning, speaks to Zenna Hopson, former Chairman of Ofsted, in the Third Millennium Education podcast. 

The Third Millenium Education is a collection of thoughts and inspirations of stakeholders within education. A podcast exploring state-mandated education, its relevance, impact and how it can best meet the needs of third-millennium learners, employers and the country.

Deborah spoke about her career and her focus on helping students reach high levels of cognitive performance. She also spoke about how she created the High Performance Learning organisation to engineer a system-change in educational thinking so that we start to accept that most people could be high performers and structure schools accordingly.


 

 
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