International award for Colyton Grammar School

PUBLISHED: 14:27 16 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 15 June 2010

COLYTON Grammar School has been recognised on the world stage with an International School Award.

COLYTON Grammar School has been recognised on the world stage with an International School Award.The recognition comes as a result of the diverse projects run at the school during the last two years.The award, which lasts for three years, is given to schools which demonstrate that they have an international ethos embedded throughout the school, affecting the majority of pupils.The scheme recognises good practice in adding an international dimension to the school curriculum.At Colyton, this has included activities such as work experience abroad, collaborative work with schools in France and Germany, a United Nations Day and a sixth form conference on international economic issues.In support of an exchange between Colyton and Notre Dame de Mongre, pupils worked on a joint project in geography and French.It discussed the attractions and features of their region for tourism and included potential destinations for exchange visit itineraries such as Dartmoor and Beaujolais.Another aspect to getting the award was the taking of registers in a foreign language and each year group's lessons were focussed on a specific continent.For example, a year 10 maths group was taught by a German teacher, referring to German mathematicians.The school's international co-ordinator, Mr Love, said: "Every subject in the school contributed to our application."It's impressive to see the way in which each teacher has integrated an international dimension into their teaching."This has certainly enhanced the experience of pupils."We did not do anything extra for it which we would not have been doing anyway."However, now we have been awarded it, we plan to introduce further activities with an international dimension and we will be ready to put in another strong application for the award again in three year's time.


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