Friday, 29 June 2018

Bannockburn Awarded International School Award

British Council International School Award
Dear International Co-ordinator,

We are delighted to inform you that Bannockburn Primary School has successfully met the criteria for the Foundation level of the British Council International School Award. Congratulations!

Here are the assessor’s comments on your application.

  • Bannockburn Primary School. International School Award Foundation Level Certificate: APPROVED. 
  • This is an excellent application for Foundation Level. Your school is clearly committed to developing and embedding an international dimension to your curriculum and whole-school ethos, to promote citizenship and an appreciation of cultural diversity. 
  • Your motivation is considered and feasible, with international work already well planned to dovetail neatly with your established Rights Respecting School focus.
  • Your submitted activity is a very good example of a cross-curricular, whole-school curriculum-based international activity, resulting in your children's increased knowledge about French speaking countries and aspects of their cultures, whilst providing a motivating springboard to consider wider issues. 
  • You have good plans to forge links with international partner schools with which to develop collaborative project activities, and to become involved with e-Twinning projects. eTwinning is an effective and simple way of embarking on collaborative international work. 
  • You are very well positioned to progress to the Intermediate Level Certificate, which requires details of three international activities, one of which must be carried out in collaboration with a school/schools in a different country/different countries, so that children in the different schools can communicate and exchange information about jointly planned aspects of their countries and cultures to complement the curriculum of the two schools.
  • Congratulations, and good luck with your ongoing international work. "

We wish you the best as you continue with your international journey.
Kind regards,
The International School Award team British Council