UWC Atlantic inspires students to become Changemakers through lifelong commitment to service in the community, collaborative work and social engagement that develops in young people a sense of personal initiative.
When I think about the varying purposes of education and the impact it can have on society, none is more compelling and pressing for me than that of UWC Atlantic.
Education is a deeply moral endeavour and the exercise of leadership demands a thoughtful, ethical foundation of pluralism, integrity, generosity and trust.
The move to a more peaceful and sustainable future is to the benefit of all and we will get there by helping our students harness the world’s diversity and caring for those who are most vulnerable.
At UWC Atlantic, with its roots in experiential learning, building compassion, selfless service and innovation, we stand the best chance of achieving these most noble of ideals.
Based in 12th Century St Donat’s Castle in South Wales, a 122-acre site that includes its own seafront, woodland and farmland, boarders aged 16 to 19 from over 90 nationalities are selected to study the IBDP based purely on personal motivation and potential. The deliberate diversity of the student body is achieved by attracting students from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Established in 1962, UWC Atlantic is the flagship college of the inspirational UWC global education movement, comprising 18 schools and colleges worldwide. Co-creator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the College is now in the process of re-engineering the IBDP, through its Changemaker Education approach, to meet 21st century challenges. Climate change, global migration, extremism, inequality and natural resource depletion demand people with radical, changemaking thinking who look to build bridges not walls. That mindset defines UWC Atlantic students, alongside a passion to serve society in a way that is bold, forward-looking and unrestrained.
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