Award for Priory School

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The Priory School in Spalding has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The 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.

The Priory School’s international work includes collecting items and fund-raising for Mary’s Meals, ensuring internationalism is part of the whole curriculum and sampling food from other countries at celebration times.

Also, delivering a modern foreign language, experiencing visits abroad and connecting with a school from abroad were taken into account.

This year they celebrated 20 years of links with a school near Le Mans, in France.

Kate Isaacs, the school’s international and modern foreign language co-ordinator, said: “It’s wonderful to receive, yet again, a well-established award that recognizes all the hard work that goes in to maintaining the international dimension in our school.