William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School in Welton has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award 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.
William Farr School’s international work includes links with the Netherlands on Operation Manna project, accounts of what I see outside my window and epals project with our link school in Beijing, China and Environmental issues project with Delhi, India. We have also had interesting Skype classes with Jordan and Khazakstan and Diversity Enrichment days. Year 7 celebrated International Education week, investigating and showing stalls of countries they wished to discover.
On hearing the news that William Farr had received the award, Carole Lymn, International Co-Ordinator, said: She was delighted that the work of students and staff, in the international domain, has been acknowledged and recognised.