International links lead to an award

Lisvane Juninrs gain an International School Award. Back left to right Georgia Curry, Alice Hornby, Maddy Hill, Harry Bulmer ,Corey Ledden, Joshua Davey, William Baker. Front, Head IT Nigel Pettit, Nicola Houghton and Head Dan Davey. 113735a
Lisvane Juninrs gain an International School Award. Back left to right Georgia Curry, Alice Hornby, Maddy Hill, Harry Bulmer ,Corey Ledden, Joshua Davey, William Baker. Front, Head IT Nigel Pettit, Nicola Houghton and Head Dan Davey. 113735a
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A SCARBOROUGH school has received an award for its success in building international links.

Following its work with schools in Italy and the USA, Scarborough College Junior School has been presented with the International School Award from the British Council.

Projects have included video conferencing sessions, where pupils have showed their overseas friends examples of their work.

The youngsters have also been in touch by email and have discussed differences in their schools, countries and culture.

The project has been overseen by Nigel Pettitt, head of IT, who said it has been “a most popular study to be continued”.

Dan Davey, junior school headteacher, said: “We’re delighted to receive this award, which recognises our commitment to internationalism.

“The children have had discussions with their partners in Rome and the USA on a regular basis and have shown that friendships can exist over great distances.

“It’s been something different and a real challenge. They’ve loved it.”

A spokesman from the British Council said: “You have demonstrated an excellent start in promoting the international dimension across your school.”