Schools honoured for international approach to learning
Schools that go the extra mile to encourage pupils to be global citizens with respect for different cultures have been celebrated.
County Durham has one of the highest levels of engagement in the scheme in England.
At the ceremony, organised by the council, attendees heard how schools host pupil exchanges with countries all over the world, including Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Many also have partner schools in countries such as Kenya and Sri Lanka and collaborate on projects focusing on a range of issues. Pupils also enjoy regular chats on Skype, while teachers have taken part in exchanges to learn about different teaching methods.
- Cleves Cross Primary School, Ferryhill
- Rosa Street Primary School, Spennymoor
- St Hild's College Church of England Aided Primary School, Durham
- Acre Rigg Academy, Peterlee
- Pelton Community Primary School, Chester-le-Street
- St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chester-le-Street
- Hamsterley Primary School, Bishop Auckland
- Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, Durham
- Escomb Primary School, Bishop Auckland
- St Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Stanley
- Leadgate Primary School, Consett
Brian Stobie, our international officer, said: "It's so important children learn about different countries and have the skills and awareness they need for a career in a global workplace."