Elmridge Primary School has been awarded intermediate level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of their work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. The school’s international work includes collaborative projects with schools in Spain and Pakistan covering diverse areas like comparing breakfasts in Spain and the UK, sharing games and traditional nursery rhymes in England and Spain as well as dance workshops inspired by the poetry of Garcia Lorca.
Elmridge’s dedication to internationalism is helping to provide an enriching education for our pupils by bringing an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future.
On hearing the news that Elmridge Primary School had achieved intermediate level of the award, Head of School Mr Edmundson said: “We are extremely proud to have achieved this award. Our team of dedicated teaching staff have worked hard to embed an international focus within the curriculum and the school is committed to develop this international dimension even further over the next few years with the achievement of the full award being a target for the next 12 months. The work has enabled children to gain an invaluable wider-world view to equip them for the future”.
The school’s dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils: the collaborative projects with partner schools abroad bring an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future. Teachers at Elmridge Primary have been linking up with colleagues overseas to share successful classroom practice and resources to make this all happen.
The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan.