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College’s worldwide outlook wins award

GOING global has brought Felpham Community College a national award.


The college has gained the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.


The award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.


Work by the college with an overseas outlook includes active links with its partner schools in France and Spain, residential trips to those countries and an annual international week. Earlier this month, the college also hosted four teachers from South Korea for a week.


Matthieu Cauchy Duval, the college’s modern languages curriculum leader, said: “We have worked very hard this year to give as many opportunities as possible to our students to experience and celebrate different cultures.


“All of our students have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in these activities and are developing an interest and an understanding of a range of different cultures.


“As a school, we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to prepare our students to become global and active citizens.”


The international school award encourages and supports schools to embed a global ethos throughout their activities, develop a collaborative curriculum-based work with partner schools and stage international activity all year round.


Started in 1999, the award was begun to recognise schools who led the way in instilling and developing a global dimension into children’s learning.


British Council chief executive Sir Ciaran Devane said: “The school’s fantastic work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.”

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