Central Foundation Girls School 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 the achievements of 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.
CFGS’s international work includes celebration of Internationals Days annually which includes Human Rights Week, International Women’s Day. The whole school community regularly gets involved in celebrating these events. International Links’ Coordinator, works with CFGS very own student leadership team known as International Stewards which include students from year 7-13. These students take an active role in celebrating the global education by organising various international activities. The staff also provides opportunities for students to have a international prospective within lessons by incorporating various global themes such as idea of Identity and belonging, Rights and responsibilities and sustainability. School has carried out various projects with schools abroad, especially in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India and is always seeking more opportunities to partner with schools from various parts of the world.
CFGS also takes pride in its fundraising work carried out for its our partner schools abroad. Students help raise money through fundraising events and non-uniform days. This support the education for students in our partner schools located both in Kenya, Muthurwa Primary School, and Cambodia, Khi Krom Primary school which is in partnership with United World Schools.
Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council, said:
The school has earned this prestigious award through its inspirational international work and links with schools abroad.
The International School Award is a chance for schools to be recognised for their important work bringing the world into their classrooms. This is especially commendable when schools have been deeply affected by the global pandemic. The desire to build on their international work shines through and it is with upmost pride that we celebrate their achievements.
By embedding an international dimension in children’s education, these schools are preparing their students for successful lives in the UK or further afield, empowering them to be global citizens, and are creating vital opportunities in an increasingly global economy.’
The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:
- An international ethos embedded throughout the school
- A whole school approach to international work
- Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
- Year-round international activity
- Involvement of the wider community