Blyth Academy students win globeducate 2020 global art awards

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Every year, Globeducate’s group of 50 international private schools take part in the Globeducate Global Arts Awards. This year, the Awards honour those students that showed creativity in interpreting this year’s theme, Change. Over 170 works of art where submitted in the form of paintings, sculptures, poetry, drawings, photography and creative writing. The incredible submissions are a testament to the priority that the Globeducate schools place on facilitating students’ creative development and achievement. The standard of work was incredibly high this year, and we are pleased to announce that Blyth Academy students finished 1st and 3rd place in the Creative Writing category, as well as received an honourable mention in the Painting category: 

Fofuca – Blyth Academy Ottawa
1st Place Award

Category: Creative Writing – High School (Ages 15-18)

Nathalie – Blyth Academy Burlington
3rd Place Award
Category: Creative Writing – High School (Ages 15-18)

Arianna – Blyth Academy London
Honourable Mention
Category: Painting – Middle School (Ages 11-14)

Incredible work was done by all our students using Change as inspiration. Congratulations to all on your efforts and achievements.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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