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County Durham schools pick up international award

Published October 30, 2017 1.55pm

Schools from across County Durham have been recognised for their international work.

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Wingate Infants School pupils with John Rolfe from the British Council, Cllr Bill Kellett and Will Millard

Twelve schools have recently received the British Council's International School Award, which recognises those that have embedded a global perspective into teaching and learning.

Many of the schools involved have implemented classroom activities which include a focus on learning languages, collaborating with partner schools across the world and teaching pupils about other cultures and countries.

Global society

Representatives from the schools were presented with their awards from explorer and TV presenter Will Millard at a ceremony in Newcastle on Thursday, 19 October.

Cllr Olwyn Gunn, our Cabinet member for children and young people, said: "We are delighted that so many of our schools have been recognised for their international work, which helps equip our young people with the skills needed to live and work in a global society.

"These schools have worked hard to bring the wider world into the classroom, with many of them developing partnerships with schools across the globe."

The schools picking up the award were:

  • Bowburn Infant and Nursery School
  • Burnside Primary School
  • Crook Primary School
  • Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School
  • Durham Trinity School and Sports College
  • Etherley Lane Primary School
  • St Cuthbert's RCVA Primary, Crook
  • St Joseph's RCVA Primary School, Blackhall
  • St Margaret's C of E Primary School, Durham
  • Staindrop School
  • Wingate Infants School
  • Woodhouse Community Primary School

King James 1 Academy also gained the award but was not able to attend the ceremony.

County Durham has one of the highest rates of involvement in international education projects in the country, with our international office supporting schools to develop an international perspective to learning.


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