British Council International School Award
We have been awarded the British Council - International Award at intermediate level - recognising our work in the this area. We were delighted with the assessor's comments which included:
" Your school is clearly motivated and committed to developing and international dimension to your curriculum and whole school ethos, to promote citizenship and increased knowledge and understanding of other countries and aspects of their culture, while celebrating diversity in your own community." We are excited to begin our journey towards full accreditation which will require us to collaborate with learners in other countries. The learning about Ghana is enriching significant parts of your learning. The International dimension to your activities adds context and stimulation to some quite complex issues addressed in your activities."
Over the past three years we have been worked hard to develop a global dimension to our learning. As well as the Fairtrade award, we have several English units which focus on current world issues such as slavery, children's rights and concerns for the world's resources. We have celebrated learning about life for Ghanaian children and have also welcomed visitors from abroad and visitors who have told us about their faith.
In 2017 we combined our Fairtrade learning to coinicide with World Book Day. Over the week all classes studied Art and Literature from different African countries, learning about their art and storytelling traditions. Our Curriculum Cookery includes recipes from around the world to support the curriculm topic - giving children the opportunities to create and taste different foods and flavours. In July 2017 we were delighted to be chosen to represent England at the opening ceremony of the World Lacrosse Championships - this gave our Y5 children a wonderful opportunity to be part of an event which represented 27 countries from around the world. It was streamed live and is available to view on Youtube!
We are very excited to move on to the next stage and are planning to join projects with schools in other countries to share learning experiences and find out more about their lives.