Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough was been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in September 2014 in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
We have done a huge amount of international work this year including school trips to Spain, France and Germany alongside a regular programme of student exchanges. The school has also forged links with schools in Tanzania, Kenya and China. Two teachers have visited our Chinese partner school and we have hosted guests from both our Chinese and Tanzanian partner schools. The school is working on plans to strengthen these links further and hopes to run student trips in the future. Students have already completed joint projects with students from partner schools including ‘A day in the life’ projects, water surveys and joint music and art projects. They have also spoken to students in China via Skype and have exchanged emails.
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