Between 16 and 21 June the 20th Life-Link International School Conference was held at SSHL in Sigtuna, Sweden. Eleven schools were present from: India, Lebanon, Russia, Iran, Egypt and Sweden. The conference was dressed with the theme of Peace and Nuclear Threat, combined with a live UN climate role play.
Day 1 and 2 were used to get to know the other students and teachers. On day 2, Sunday, the group went to see the beautiful city of Stockholm by boat, which was electronically driven!
On Monday the 18th, welcome speeches were given by Lars Johnson, Chairman Of Life-Link, and Ian Gavin, deputy principal of SSHL. This was followed by an interactive poster session. Schools could show their projects from the last year, while every participant could go from one stand to another. After lunch a lecture was given by Lars Rydén about historical and recent climate change. Later in the afternoon, Students made preparations for the UN Climate Role Play, while teachers did a workshop about introducing sustainable development principles in the school and their lectures.
Tuesday was dedicated to the UN Climate Role Play for students. During the same period teachers went on a field trip visiting multiple initiatives about recycling, waste water, energy savings and ecological food. Afterwards, teachers reflected what they saw on their own society and school.
Day 5 started with a presentation from ICAN (International Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons) winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. In the afternoon there was a lecture and workshop Björn Franzén about graphene a miraculous material that could solve a lot of future problems. To finish off the conference in a calm and relaxed way, Oskar organised a tour in Sigtuna. After the last supper, the official closing ceremony took place and the whole Life-Link Team was honoured for their commitment.
Thank you to all the schools and volunteers of Life-Link who made this conference happen!