global perspective

Global horizons

Our global family provides a platform for continual exchange of ideas and inspiration, creating a vibrant culture of limitless possibility for our students and educators. We are developing new ways all the time to connect the people within our global community in order to deepen learning and build global perspective for everyone. The global diversity at the heart of Cognita fuels our innovation. We take our best and share it, so we all can improve.

Bilingual education

Drawing on Cognita’s English language expertise in Brazil and Spain, our schools in Chile have developed innovative programmes of bilingual study to create new opportunities for students. The students in our Chilean schools were already learning English as an additional language to a high level – quite a unique offering in itself – but we went a step further by developing streams of genuine bilingual education. In the collaborative spirit of Cognita, teachers in Chile are now sharing their expertise with colleagues in Asia where we offer bilingual programmes in Mandarin and Spanish.

Global collaboration

Connecting and collaborating with peers across the Cognita world enriches our students’ learning and builds their global perspective. Through global school exchanges and joint expeditions involving students from across the Cognita world, broadening horizons is central to a Cognita education. Discover our educators’ views on a Chile-UK student exchange in this video.

Exchanging inspiration

We use our global platform to discover, learn and achieve together. Discover some of our recent highlights.

Cognita's Wild Night Out

Students and their families joined Wild Night Out, Britain’s national night of adventure, organised by Explorers Connect and supported by our own Active Learning Group division.

Following lockdown-imposed restrictions, students had the opportunity to re-connect with the outdoors through a variety of night-time activities, be these night walks or bike rides, camping, stargazing, online adventure talks or online campfire storytelling: finding the value in back-to-basic experiences while simultaneously boosting physical health and wellbeing.

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Sharing a story

‘Share a Story Around the World’ sees groups of students from across the Cognita world collaborate on an original story. Each class writes a section then shares it with a school in a different part of the world to continue. Contributions come from as far and wide as the UK, Hong Kong, Spain and Thailand.

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Lighting Up Learning

Cognita schools in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, UK, Chile, Spain and Singapore took part in a global event and donated some 2,500 solar lights to children living in energy poverty.

During the ‘Light Up Learning’ day, Cognita students took part in activities to support their learning about energy poverty, assembled their solar light kits and wrote letters to the children who will receive their lights.

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Cognita Codes

Some 30 Cognita schools from eight countries came together to celebrate all things coding and computer science.

Cognita Codes was a unique learning opportunity for students to experience a special lesson of coding to create, collaborate and critically think about solving a problem using computing skills.

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Global pen pals

Cognita students are able to make new friends in other parts of the world thanks to pen pal partnerships. Students experience the thrill of putting pen to paper while learning about a new culture and developing their literacy and language skills.

Students from Colchester High School, UK and Australian International School, Singapore; PlayPen Bilingual Education, Brazil and Quinton House School, UK; and Pumahue Peñalolén, Chile and El Limonar International School Murcia, Spain are among those establishing global friendships.

Cognita Home Games

The first Cognita Home Games involved 67 schools, over 10,000 students and their families and nearly 45,000 medals across our three regions. All during lockdown.

From star jumps and sock rolls to press-ups and dribbling skills, Cognita staff, students and families trained hard and tried their best, all with a big smile on their faces. The sense of community, purpose and pride shone through as our athletes competed for their school, office and region.

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