Internationalism at Littlecoates

17 Sep 2019   |   Littlecoates Primary Academy

A prestigious award has been given to Littlecoates in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The British Council’s International School Award, which celebrates exceptional work in international education, delighted Principal Neville Wilkinson.

“It’s recognition of the work we have done to give an international dimension to our curriculum. We have welcomed visitors from Poland and Morocco this year as part of our efforts to give children an insight and appreciation of the wider world. Projects across the school have been given an international flavor,” said Neville.

The British Council has paid for a teacher exchange with a school in Agadir, Morocco. English teacher Aatifa Elouarit has already spent two days in Grimsby with Littlecoates’ Year 2 teacher Tom Cadman visiting during October half term. Each school is looking at plastic waste.

Neville said, “We’re both interested in what happens to recycled material once we have thrown it in the bin and where it ends up. It fitted in with the United Nations’ goals around sustainability and reducing waste. We will share the outcomes from each school via email and our children will also be exchanging letters.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.”

The award, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

More than 6,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

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