Morley Academy 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 is a badge of honour for schools doing outstanding work in international education, such as linking 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.
Morley Academy’s international work includes an ongoing and exciting link with Buffelsdale Secondary School in Durban, South Africa, annually supporting Fairtrade fortnight, promoting sustainable lifestyles by growing your own fruits and vegetables in the school Eco-Garden and partaking in a model United Nations conference.
On hearing the news that Morley Academy had received the award, Global Learning Coordinator Michelle Minton said: “It is fantastic that Morley Academy has been recognised for its international work. Young people are passionate about global issues and we believe it is vital they are encouraged to become active global citizens.”
John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: “The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.
“The award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms.”
“Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.”