As we begin 2015 I thought it might be interesting to reflect on the the Global Citizenship Award website and to review some of the statistics so far. I would like to thank everyone who has followed the development of the site and award over the last six months and especially to all those people who have contributed, commented and (especially) achieved their award – 9 amazing global citizens so far. I am sure that there will be many more in 2015.
A London underground train holds 1,200 people. The GC Award website was viewed about 7,850 times in 2014. If it were a London underground train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 328 views.
The most popular post / blog was: One Man and a Piano. This post was inspired by a talented young man, called Patrick, who we met at Heathrow Airport back in November. He was playing one of those stand alone pianos and instantly caught the imagination of my two oldest kids.
The next four most popular posts in order were:
People who have viewed the GC Award website are from 101 different countries; with the UK, Thailand, US, Australia and Brazil the top five countries that have made the most views.
The New Year has arrived and what better time than to make new targets and to challenge yourself to bigger and better things through learning and reflective practice.
The GC Award team would love to hear from you and will monitor and celebrate your progress as we bring new ideas and developments together through a global citizenship approach to education. Remember you can choose to submit all 16 Identities together once completed (see these Global Ambassadors for example) or submit them one at a time as individual reflections / posts (see this post by Manoj on service learning). You can submit your post / reflection/s here.
We will always give individual constructive feedback and can guarantee that your achievements and experiences are inspiring others elsewhere around the world at the same time helping you to build a digital portfolio of personal achievement through global citizenship learning – something you will always have and use in the future. Don’t let those amazing opportunities and experiences be wasted. 2015 is your year – go grab it!