2023 International School Award
What is the ‘International School Award’?
‘The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school.
We provide a framework for schools to develop international activities across the curriculum, including collaborative work with international partner schools and opportunities to involve the wider community.
As your International School Award journey continues, you will learn of new ways to develop and embed international education in your school.’ (Britishcouncil.org)
How will this benefit the pupils at St Peter at Gowts?
Pupils will develop:
- an increased knowledge, awareness and tolerance about other countries, cultures and languages,
- confidence in communicating with people from different backgrounds,
- more skills to successfully live and work in a global and mobile society,
- literacy skills when writing stories and letters for specifics audiences
- students begin to develop confidence with their foreign language skills.
How are we looking to achieve the International School Award?
- Writing letters to pupils from our partner school in Poland.
- Writing letters to pupils from our partner school in Uganda.
- Farming in the past, present and future
- World Hello Day 2022
This year, our class countries were:
Little Learners- Romania, Poland, Greece and Bulgaria
Year 1- Bangladesh
Year 2- Lithuania
Year 3- France
Year 4- Poland
Year 5- China
Year 6- Vietnam
We enjoyed creating artwork inspired by either artists or landmarks, listened to and appreciated music linked to our countries and learnt some key phrases in the chosen language. We even tasted some traditional food. At the end of the day, we displayed our work on our ‘Hedgerow of Hope’ for the whole community to see.
- Introducing ‘Sustainable Development Goals’
Children will be introduced to the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ outlined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. As well as discussing the goals, we will be arranging a number of fundraising activities to support our local community and other areas of the world.
To find out more about the agenda, please follow the link https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda
- Protected characteristics
Children will be given the opportunity to explore the protected characteristics throughout the year and will be able to access stories from around the world that can support the learning.
- Wear it Wild
Children will be able to come into school wearing wild clothing. Children will be encouraged to get ‘fierce’ about climate change and protecting our planet as well as the amazing animals that are nearing extinction. As a school, we raised over £250.
- Health and Well-being
Our partnership with Kayenje Church of Uganda Primary School in Uganda continues to evolve and in July 2023 we have agreed to support with applications from UK based charities to build latrines for girls, install an additional rain water tank and replace some of the crumbling classrooms which date back to 1903.