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FOREST and Sandridge School have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of their work to bring the world into the classroom.
Their international work includes a long standing partnership commitment with the school l’ecole du morier in France, working with them annually on a range of educational activities.
Anna Willis, who submitted the successful application, and upper school phase leader said, “We are thrilled to have been awarded this prestigious award for the third time. We take pride in the international dimension in our work and the children get a great deal of enjoyment through the French partnership.
“We are looking forward to continue keeping the international dimension a priority as we continue to plan exciting educational opportunities for our children.”
British Council chief executive, Sir Ciarán Devane said, “The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.
“The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.”
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said, “Young people must be at the heart of our work to create a safer and more prosperous world for everyone and we need to ensure their voices are heard if we are to win the fight against global poverty.
“That is why I am delighted to celebrate the international work of Forest and Sandridge and the energy and passion of the young people involved.”
Around 5,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.