YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
This year our Student’s
Council president Una Kuģeniece represented Tilza Secondary school in „Youth of
the Year Award 2019” organized by Balvi County. We are enormously happy because
Una got the nomination „Youth of the Year at School”.
Una is very active! She is
actively engaged in „Youth guards”, regularly participates in orienteering
competitions. Una is a second-year student of the general secondary education
programme of Professional education „State Defence Studies.”
She is always actively engaged
in organizing school events for other students as well as teachers. Una is
involved in the project “Be a Leader!” where she studies how to work out
projects as well as how to implement them. Regularly take place in “Debate
Leader School” activities. She sings in a school choir, which has high
achievements in Latvia. Una also masters her folk dance moves. She plays flute
and is a part of the Balvi brass band!
WE ARE ENORMOUSLY PROUD OF YOU UNA! KEEP YOUR GOOD WORK AND MAKE OTHERS TO FOLLOW YOUR LEAD!
There is an opportunity knocking at your door!
"Debate Leader School 2019/2020" goes to schools in Latvia!
On December 13 project's "Debate Leader School" mentors Rota Lāce and Evita Bukonte visited Tilža Secondary School, which hosted both students from Tilža's
and Baltinava's schools. During the meeting students learned debate skills
through various games and activities.
Secondary School's teacher Liene Karole on the event: “Thanks to our mentors
Rota and Evita we have had an amazing time spent during all the workshops they
had prepared. It seems that the students who did not know much about debating
previously are interested in it now and would like to develop the necessary
skills to be great at debating, public speaking. We appreciate the effort of
all Debate Leader school and we are thankful for the opportunities we are
given. There is no doubt that this project is one of the best ones to go for if
you wish to overcome fears of public speaking, develop critical thinking, learn
how to debate and meet smart, intelligent, beautiful people.”
Project "Debate Leader School 2019/2020" is supported by the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga the British Council Latvia. The British Council is the UK’s
international organisation for cultural relations and educational
opportunities. Using the UK’s cultural resources, we make a positive
contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating
opportunities, building connections and stimulating trust. We work with over
100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English
language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million
people face-to-face and more than 755 million people online. Since 2016 British
Council is implementing an impressive Programme in Baltic States, aimed at
supporting activities in education, culture, art, social entrepreneurship and
“Debate Leader School 2019/2020”
On 26th and 27th October our students Līga Čirka and Una Kuģeniece took part in the first session of the project "Debate Leader School 2019/2020" which is an amazing educational project organized by the Latvian Debate Association "QUO Tu doma?" and supported by the British Council Latvia since 2016.
During the project participants have a chance to participate in various lectures and practical workshops, starting with "What is debating and critical thinking?", "What is public speech?", "How to make a good argument?", ending with "Introduction to economics" and "Migration and globalization". Throughout the project, lectures will become more advanced and diverse. Participants are also encouraged to suggest their own ideas on lectures they would find beneficial to have. Working language of the project is English, therefore all participants should have sufficient English language level.