Brannel School has been awarded Foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. 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 for life and work in today’s world.
Brannel’s international work includes an environmental project with schools in the U.S. and Sweden.
On hearing the news that Brannel had achieved Foundation level of the award, Mr Cooper, Deputy Head said: “We have been working with our two partner schools Woodstock Day School in New York and Kunskapsskolan in Sweden since early 2019, and have embedded a sustainable programme of international learning that we hope will raise the cultural capital and aspirations for all of our young people. Thanks to the funding from the British Council, last year we were able to run an exchange visit to New York, where our students attended an international summit on climate change and youth empowerment. This is such wonderful recognition of the hard work and commitment of our staff, in particular Miss Chapple and Mr Richards, who ran the trip. We are now planning a visit to Sweden in the 2021/22 academic year, where we hope to continue to foster and develop our relationships with the schools in our network.”
John Rolfe MBE, Schools Outreach Manager at the British Council, said: Brannel School’s international work has earned the school well-deserved recognition in the form of the British Council International School Award – Foundation Certificate.
We are delighted and proud that Brannel is committed to developing a whole school approach to embedding and celebrating international work. The school staff dedication is enriching education and supporting globally aware young people and key skills development.