We are delighted to have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our 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.
In addition to being an integral part of the curriculum, our international work includes: an International Marine Project with the science department and SMP NEGERI 1 TARAKAN school in Indonesia comparing marine life; an International Passport project with year 8 pupils partnering classes with schools in Canada, Brazil, Denmark and Africa exploring and presenting each other’s culture; and a Camps International expedition opportunity to fundraise and take part in charity work in Cambodia, to name but a few. We are also very excited to be running an iGCSE in Global Perspectives with year 9 pupils, beginning this academic year.
On hearing the news that Fowey River Academy had received the Award Mr Perry said: “We are thrilled that Fowey River Academy has been awarded the International Schools Award in recognition of the work carried out across the academy which promotes a greater understanding of the world. Cornwall has a proud tradition of looking beyond the horizon and we are very proud that our work, which continues that tradition, has been recognised by the British Council.”