International award for North Somercotes primary school

North Somercotes CE Primary School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

North Somercotes CE Primary School

The ‘International School Award’ celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life and work in today’s world.

The impressive selection of international work includes a wide-ranging global curriculum, extensive and rich partnership work with international schools, and a key focus on shared global issues.

On hearing the news that the school had received the award, Kamila Abualzulof, Deputy Headteacher and International Coordinator, said: This is an incredible achievement for the whole school community.

“Our involvement with the Erasmus+ project has enabled us to form a wonderful partnership with two primary schools in Guadeloupe and shine a light on the global issue of plastic pollution.

“We are immensely proud to have been able to firmly embed the International and Global learning throughout the school and find imaginative ways to enable our pupils to grow into responsible citizens who care about the world they live in.

“I would like to thank all pupils, staff and members of the community for their hard work, enthusiasm and creativity.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned 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.

“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.”