UWC Atlantic College is both delighted and excited to be welcoming this pioneering inaugural year of The Atlantic School for Young Leaders course here to our campus this summer. We see ASFYL as being a complementary summer short course which is very much in line with our own Mission and Vision for education, in the broadest sense of that term. UWC AC’s mission is to “Make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. These core values are very impressively embedded in the ‘DNA’ and essence of the ASFYL attitude, methodology, pedagogy and genuine belief in how imaginative educational approaches can lead towards a better future for all of us. In this way, we see ASFYL as part of our wider UWC Atlantic College 360 degree strategic vision, which recognises that true education doesn’t only happen in traditional classrooms nor only during the regular academic school year. Along with Atlantic College’s Principal, John Walmsley, and myself, all of us here at AC are looking forward to seeing which interesting paths ASFYL might take, and how we can all learn and develop our own practice, based upon this dynamic approach to experiential learning, personal growth, and vibrant collaboration.