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November 17th, 2023

Globeducate Set to Redefine Educational Landscape with Unveiling of Global AI Project 

Students from Early Years to High School age in 12 Globeducate schools, including the Canadian School of Florence, are embarking on a pioneering Artificial Intelligence challenge called hi!ai.

This transformative initiative spans across 12 Globeducate schools, engaging students ranging from Early Years to High School, in a collaborative journey to delve into the realms of research, design and engineering, ultimately creating their own AI brains. 

The project´s ultimate goal is for Globeducate students from across the world to collaborate and innovate using AI. The Canadian School of Florence's students, along with other GE network students, will bring historical figures to life through the application of artificial intelligence, leading to a spectacular grand finale where these 12 AI “brains” will interact seamlessly in a virtual AI studio. Our campuses are abuzz with this news and the students can’t wait to start on this cutting-edge robotics project.

At the helm of this groundbreaking project is Clara Hawking, Globeducate's Head of Artificial Intelligence appointed in September, and she is working on this project with teachers from 12 schools in collaboration with Project Leader Elpis Anastasiou: Science Teacher, and Space Centre Manager at Pascal Private English School Larnaca—a Globeducate school in Cyprus. This school holds a unique distinction as the first institution to develop an AI brain named AInstein, powered by Chat GPT.

Daniel Jones, Chief Education Officer of Globeducate, underscored the project's importance, stating, "AI is not merely an exciting add-on or trend—it is an integral part of both our working and students' lives. The hi!ai project not only unites students of diverse ages and nationalities in collaborative learning but also supports teachers in their professional development in the field of artificial intelligence."

Mr Jones conveyed his enthusiasm after witnessing the unveiling of the AInstein brain in Larnaca during the Globeducate leadership conference held in Barcelona in September. He praised the participating students as trailblazers set to inspire others, emphasising that the hi!ai experience is a collective learning journey for all involved.

As Globeducate continues to spearhead educational innovation across its 60+ bilingual and international schools, and online programmes in 12 countries, hi!ai stands as a testament to the group's unwavering commitment to STEAM education and to preparing students as global citizens, equipped with the skills and mindset to shape the world through cutting-edge technology and visionary thinking.

About Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence for Globeducate

Clara holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Stockholm with a focus on inclusion in Learning Management Systems and machine learning, then further specialising in AI at Master Level, which has equipped her with a keen understanding of the ethical implications of AI technology in education. She also holds a Master´s degree in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics with a thesis concerning CRS at Dell computers, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a Master of Theology in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and a Ph. D candidacy in Political Philosophy and Psychology. 

Clara also holds an executive certificate in Accelerating Digital Innovation from the Stockholm School of Economics. She has a passion for volunteering, which is evident through her role a voluntary Director of ICT and Digitalisation at an educational organisation in Kenya.Clara´s appointment reinforces Globeducate´s unwavering commitment to holding a position and will lead on all educational policies, programmes, guidance, training, and curricula initiatives for AI, as the group demonstrates its commitment to navigating the frontier of AI in education.

About Globeducate

We prepare each student to be a global citizen who can shape the world.

Globeducate is one of the leading international K12 education groups in the world, a network of 60+ premium bilingual and international schools, as well as online programmes, educating 35,000 students in 12 countries. Our schools specialise in a variety of recognised highly respected international curricula including the English National Curriculum (EYFS to A Level), International Baccalaureate (PYP to IBDP), and the national curricula of Andorra, Canada, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morrocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Our students achieve high grades and are accepted into higher education programmes at 50 of the world’s top 100 universities.

Being a member of Globeducate brings many benefits for our schools, students, and teachers. We are an official partner of WWF (World Wildlife Fund), and also work with Eco-Schools in each country, as well as LEGO® Education and, in our ICS schools, Arts International.  Every year we host a wide range of global events, online or in person, such as the Globeducate Model United Nations, Academic Olympics, Visual Arts Competition, International Music Festival, Olympic Games and a Student Leadership Summit. For our Globeducate Agenda, students may participate in a WWF global quiz, Outdoor Classroom Days, WWF Wear it Wild Days, and Globeducate Debates.

A crucial part of providing an excellent education, Globeducate teachers inspire our students to find their voice in this world. They encourage them to understand world events and to think about their values and what is important to them, and to challenge ignorance and intolerance wherever they find it.


Amy Grace – Group Communications Manager –

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