Atlantic College International Show 2008

From icWales.co.uk 29th March 2008:

THE international show is an annual event organised by the students at Atlantic College. It takes place tonight from 7pm at St Donats Arts Centre, St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan. Tickets are priced £5 and £3.50. The boarding college, which is based in St Donats Castle, was first established in the 1960s by educationist Kurt Hahn. 

He wanted to engage young people from all nations in finding peaceful means to bring together a world divided by political, racial and socio-economic barriers. Since opening, it has boasted a queen’s daughter, an astronaut and a Welsh MEP among its alumni. Colombian activist Gerson Andres Florez Perez, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize aged just 16, is also a former pupil. Such illustrious links hark back to the castle’s time as the home of US newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Lavish parties held in the 1930s by the tycoon were star-studded affairs, playing host to such movie stars as Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Bob Hope, in addition to Hearst’s wife silent screen actress Marion Davies. After Hearst’s death it became Atlantic College in 1962. It was the first of 10 United World Colleges around the globe aimed at fostering peace and international understanding among its mixed intake of nationalities, in addition to offering educational qualifications. So far, more than 7,500 young people from more than 100 countries have benefited from this extraordinary experience.

The United Words video channel will preset parts of the perfomances in the International Show shortly. 

– United World College Student Magazine –

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