Pride at gaining global accolade

Longstone School is “extremely proud” to announce that it has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award (ISA) in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The award started in 1999 to recognise schools leading the way in instilling and developing a global dimension into the learning experience of young people. It is managed by the British Council.

The award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as partner links with schools overseas.

Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

John Rolfe from the British Council, said “Many congratulations to all the schools across the UK who have been successful in gaining the International School Award.

“We’re very grateful to all the schools for their commitment to the enriching, creative and innovative international dimensions of teaching and learning. Their inspirational work is vital preparation for all our young people, helping them to better understand their place in the world and supporting the development of their skills in an increasingly global economy”

More than 800 schools receive the International School Award accreditation in 2011.

The award is now available worldwide.

The ISA encourages and supports schools to develop an international ethos throughout the school, to get the majority of pupils involved and year-round internatuional activities.