International education

St Michael's CofE Primary School at the International School Award presentation.
St Michael's CofE Primary School at the International School Award presentation.

St Michael’s CofE Primary School in Alnwick 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 celebrates schools that do exceptional work in international education.

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 for life work in today’s world.

St Michael’s international work includes joint projects with link schools, topics embedded into the curriculum to ensure the development of children’s international skills and a variety of opportunities to learn languages during special events and curriculum lessons.

Lynne Flint, International School Award coordinator, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for St Michael’s.

“We are proud to have been re-accredited this award and have our international work praised and recognised.

“We work hard to ensure our pupils have the opportunity to develop international and languages skills across a rich and creative curriculum.”