On the morning of Tuesday 25th April our community was treated to a rare and very privileged treat. We welcomed Pablo Ceriani, Vice President of the UN Committee for the Rights of Working Migrants and their families. Pablo is a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires, with a Doctorate in Human Rights from the University of Valencia who has dedicated his life and career to the field of migration. He works as a consultant for UNICEF and is a professor at the University of Lanus and Buenos Aires on the Human Rights of Migrants.

Pablo came to offer our students an informed and experienced perspective on the issues that migrants are facing today both globally and here in Argentina. This was in fact the first of a series of pedagogical events which are tied closely to the new look school play which aims to deepen the original and creative thinking abilities of our students, while producing relevant and contemporary art.

Nearly 150 students attended the event in the Learner’s Space. Students involved in the school play (which directly deals with the theme of migration this year) and students that study Geography were invited but many other students requested to be given entry. The success of the talk and connection Pablo built with the students was evidenced by nearly 20 students and staff staying behind after the talk for over an hour continuing the pedagogical conversation.

This is the issue that the world is facing today. This event proved that SASS sits at the cutting edge of education, engaging our learners with professionals leading their fields, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow to take up the mantel of these world defining problems.

Before then, our actors and designers in the school play, now have a richer, more developed concept of who they will be playing and what environment they are trying to create on stage in June for our audience. We hope to see you there...

Oliver Proctor
Strand Leader - Creativity & Performance