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International Language of Basketball

The other day we had the awesome opportunity to spend an afternoon at Whittell High School! We went for a simulation climate summit where we paired with US students, and debated against other ‘countries’. My partner was Palmer Chaplin, captain of the Varsity Basketball team, and we instantly hit it off with our shared passion being basketball.

During the summit, we learnt about each country’s opinions on Climate Change, which was really interesting. Once the simulation had ended, Palmer took me on a tour of the school, where we spent a lot of time inside the huge basketball gym!

Last night, we all went back to the school to have dinner with some local families. My friend Ibby and I were paired with Palmer and his lovely family, and spent the night in the spa, playing video games and having a delicious meal.

I'm so thankful for this opportunity to create a strong bond with someone on the other side of the world, and am looking forward to when our paths cross again in the future.