College’s class act gains award

09:33 31 January 2014

Honiton Community College students Blake Freemantle, Al Forsyth, Jack De Winton, Ashley Wallis, Harry Leisk with the school

Honiton Community College students Blake Freemantle, Al Forsyth, Jack De Winton, Ashley Wallis, Harry Leisk with the school's International Award.

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Honiton Community College receives an International School Award.

Honiton Community College has been recognised for its efforts to bring a whole new world of learning to students.

The college has received its intermediate level International School Award from the British Council for developing internationalism in its curriculum.

Teacher Joe Hall, who has been leading the charge to get the award, said: “It is formal recognition that the school has a global dimension to its curriculum.”

He added: “The main benefit for the students and the college is that the British Council works with schools to provide resources, support and guidance for teachers.

“It is important in the 21st century as we live in a global world and it helps them to find out about the world around them and the opportunities open to them.”

Over the last the year the college has been developing links with other schools in Ethiopia, Madrid and Strasbourg, and students have been participating in exchange visits to these countries.

Students took part in an impact day where they were able to see demonstrations of Ethiopian dance as well as flamenco dancing. They also discussed issues of prejudice and discrimination in different parts of the world during workshops.

Mr Hall says the students have embraced the new international dimensions to their learning. A collective effort from both students and staff helped ensure the college’s success in obtaining the award.

The college received help from the Allhallows Charity, who helped fund the students’ exchange visits.

Students and staff at the college will now be focusing their efforts on gaining the full International Schools Award over the coming year.

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