Award triumph for Milnrow school

Date published: 11 November 2010

Crossgates Primary School in Milnrow has been awarded the International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the wider world into the classroom.

The award, managed by the British Council, has been given to the school because the young people have gained the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

Kathryn Alker from the school said: “It is great for the school. We are very pleased that all of our children have been involved in the production of our termly newspaper and monthly newsletters which have been shared with our partner countries.”

The school has been sharing its news with Malta, Finland, Norway, Poland and the Czech Republic and they too have been receiving information about what the pupils at schools in these countries are doing.

A record number of 983 schools have been recognised across the country and the award is also available worldwide in countries such as Eygpt, Sri Lanka and Cyprus

John Rolf, Manager of the International School Award at the British Council said: “Many congratulations to all the schools across the UK who have been successful in the International School Award, we are very grateful to all the schools for their excellent commitment to the enriching, creative and innovative international dimensions of teaching and learning. The fantastic work is vital preparation for all our young people to better understand their place in the world and support the development of their skills in an increasingly global economy.”

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