Elmridge Primary School – Success!
Top Photo: Children at Elmridge Primary have been working with schools in the Middle East as part of their work towards the next level of the award. Both schools described their hometowns through drawings and combined them to make some fantastic, unique pieces.
Elmridge Primary School in Hale Barns has been awarded intermediate 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 work in today’s world.
Elmridge Primary School’s international work includes collaborative projects with schools in Spain and Pakistan covering diverse areas like comparing breakfasts in Spain and the UK, sharing games and traditional nursery rhymes in England and Spain as well as dance workshops inspired by the poetry of Garcia Lorca.
On hearing the news that Elmridge Primary School had achieved intermediate level of the award, Head of School Mr Edmundson said:
“We are extremely proud to have achieved this award. Our team of dedicated teaching staff have worked hard to embed an international focus within the curriculum and the school is committed to developing this international dimension even further over the next few years with the achievement of the full award being a target for the next 12 months. The work has enabled children to gain an invaluable wider-world view to equip them for the future”.
Stephen Hull, Senior Project Manager at the British Council, said: Elmridge Primary School’s international work has earned the school well-deserved recognition in the form of the British Council International School Award – Intermediate Certificate.
“The school’s dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils: the collaborative projects with partner schools abroad bring an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future. Teachers at Elmridge Primary have been linking up with colleagues overseas to share successful classroom practice and resources to make this all happen.“
Hale & Altrincham Life would like to congratulate Mr Edmunson, the children and all involved in winning this prestigious award!