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Primary school scoops council award
4:30pm Saturday 20th October 2012 in Latest
YOUNGSTERS at a Swanage first school had good reason to cheer after scooping a top British Council award.
St Mark’s CE VA Primary School was awarded the International School Award, in recognition of its work to “bring the world into the classroom.”
The British Council, a Royal Charter charity, works to strengthen links between the UK and other countries.
St Marks’ international coordinator Jessica Parish said: “We feel that as a small school in a rural area it is very important for our children to learn about other places and cultures.
“We hope to inspire them to become responsible global citizens.”
As part of St Mark’s School’s international work, the school has hosted Thai, Japanese, Russian and Brazilian visitors. Pupils have also forged links, via letter and the internet, with partner schools in Australia, Thailand and The Kasisi Orphanage in Zambia.
John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: “Many congratulations on your well-deserved success in being accredited with the British Council International School Award.”