It was a wonderful learning experience for the students of 4C to have participated in this project which premiered worldwide on December 12th, 2018 2PM CET / 1PM GMT. The Global Science Opera (GSO) is inspired by the work of Professor Anna Craft (1961−2014), and especially by her thoughts on the concept of “Possibility Thinking”. The idea behind the Global Science Opera is for students all around the world to join together to narrate a story — where science meets art. Each year a topic is chosen, learning material prepared by experts is made available to the students, different scenes in the “opera” are assigned to different schools, and all the scenes are then put together to create an hour long opera.
We had the pleasure of starting off this year’s opera with the opening scene. The students did an incredible job of not just miming the early formative years of our Earth and our oceans but also performing the accompanying music to the scene. The students also virtually joined fellow students from England, Portugal, USA and Norway to perform a song called “song of the sea” written and composed for this project.
The words of Andre Kuipers, Astronaut, European Space Agency (ESA) sums it all up perfectly: “Exploring science together as part of a global classroom, it’s a great idea.”
Andrew Charlewood, Constanze Posautz, Sanjuktha Mukund