Ayla Blair-Smith

Ayla is passionate about indigenous development, current global issues and learning about different cultures. She has been on exchange in Mexico, as well as joining the UWC (United World College) community in 2015, a community that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.


Capstone Project Reflection- GCY Requirement

Hello lovely human beings,  It's me again. One last time I promise.  About a month ago, I returned to UWC Robert Bosch, Germany. This is where I studied previously, before choosing to embark on one of the most challenging experiences to date. I was joined…

05 June, 2018

Kōtahi te whakaahua, e hea kē nei ngā kupu ka puta…

Kia Ora,  Kua roa ahau i rāwāhi e noho ana, engari kua tae ki te wā me hoki ki tērā o ngā wāhi e noho pūmau ana ki tōku ngākau, ki te haukāinga, ki Aotearoa. I a au e hāereere ana i te ao, ko…

22 May, 2018

Little Did You Know

I realised that despite my "profound observations" during my stay in India, I never got around to explaining the simple things; my daily routine. I never once explained this to parents, nor close friends mainly because I was constantly overwhelmed by new things and the…

18 April, 2018

Words of a 10 year old

I remember when I first got a proper smart phone. By “proper” I mean a non-hand-me-down phone. I must have been 15 or so, and I was over the moon about it. You see, I made a deal with my father when I was 12…

24 January, 2018

2017 Playlist

नमस्ते Translation: Namaste Translation: Hello First of all, ngā mihi of te tau hou, or in more familiar words to many readers; happy New Years! I hope 2017 was nothing but kind to you all, and that 2018 proves to be a great year. It’s…

02 January, 2018

Stuck between two monkey bars

Monkey bars were one of my favourite things at park as a child. Swinging from one bar to another. Though occasionally I was caught in between two bars, sweaty hands, slowly slipping, you know how it goes. It was in these moments that I was…

23 September, 2017

Saying Yes

If you think about how many times a day one either answers by using "yes" or "no" to a question, you'll find that there have been many missed opportunities in one's life.  "Yes" is often used in situations where we are either certain of the…

02 September, 2017

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